Rep. McCarthy: Congress must push aside politics to get next stimulus package finished

FILE – In this July 29, 2020, file photo House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., walks into a meeting with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington after lawmakers were unable to reach a deal on a new coronavirus relief package. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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UPDATED 11:37 AM PT – Friday, August 14, 2020

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said lawmakers need to push aside politics to negotiate a new stimulus package. During an interview Friday, he said time and time again House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats have held up progress on stimulus measures to include pet provisions.

McCarthy pointed out that $1 trillion in aid has already been appropriated and is ready for use. He said by continuing to delay the process, Pelosi is hurting the markets.

“Did the market drop hard and react when Nancy Pelosi said she would not provide more money that was so successful…that paycheck for the small businessman and woman who paid it to their employees to keep them working?” he asked. “No, she held it up for more than two-weeks.”

McCarthy went on to say he believes markets would crash if Congress goes forward with Democrat’s $3 trillion aid package.

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