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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 McCarthyFormer Rep. Rohrabacher says he took part in Jan. 6 march to Capitol but did not storm building Greene apologizes for comparing vaccine rules to Holocaust Pelosi, leaders seek to squelch Omar controversy with rare joint statement 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 BartiromoThe US can solve the border crisis by decoupling from China Democrats control the language of politics and culture — but for how long? Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' 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 PelosiNew Mexico Democrat Stansbury sworn into Haaland's old seat Greene apologizes for comparing vaccine rules to Holocaust Overnight Health Care: Biden pleads for more people to get vaccinated | Harris highlights COVID-19 vaccination safety | Novavax COVID-19 vaccine shown highly effective in trial 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.