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McCarthy says fourth stimulus bill might not be necessary

The top Republican in the House said Sunday that a fourth stimulus bill may not be necessary to help an economy wracked by the coronavirus pandemic. 

House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyConservatives seize on New York Post story to push Section 230 reform Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA may violate courts with new rule extending life of unlined coal ash ponds | Trump reverses course, approving assistance for California wildfires | Climate change, national security among topics for final Trump-Biden debate MORE (R-Calif.) said on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that the $2 trillion stimulus package passed last week is “critical” to make it through the “next two months and get this economy coming back.”

Host Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoHillicon Valley: DOJ accuses Russian hackers of targeting 2018 Olympics, French elections | Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats | House Democrats slam FCC over 'blatant attempt to help' Trump Ratcliffe, Schiff battle over Biden emails, politicized intelligence Pompeo denies push for Clinton emails violates Hatch Act MORE asked if the public can expect another stimulus package two months from now.

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“I'm not sure we need a fourth package,” McCarthy responded. “And before we go to start drafting a fourth package, I'd like these three packages we just put out … to take care and get this economy moving.”

The Republican House leader also said he worried that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election GOP noncommittal about vote on potential Trump-Pelosi coronavirus deal Overnight Health Care: Trump takes criticism of Fauci to a new level | GOP Health Committee chairman defends Fauci | Birx confronted Pence about Atlas MORE (D-Calif.) would use a fourth package to alter the election law, provide support for sanctuary cities and fund a Green New Deal and Planned Parenthood.

“Those are the things why this bill was held up for a week, but those are the things that we stopped,” he said. 

He also told Baritromo that the current lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are "necessary."

Republicans railed against Democratic lawmakers, saying they delayed the latest stimulus package, while Democrats have condemned it as a corporate giveaway that left out important issues like paid leave and worker-safety protections.