There will most likely be a fourth coronavirus relief bill, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must not bring her list of "liberal leftist approaches" on the Green New Deal or election reform in as part of it, Sen. John Barrasso said Monday.
"This is a crisis that our country is facing," the Wyoming Republican said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "I think immediate aid to Americans is what is critical...there is no question we have to do more. The stimulus that we have put out is certainly good but so much of that money is not going to be received by individuals for weeks, maybe even months."
Barrasso said he has spoken with President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about a fourth stimulus bill, and he believes that lawmakers must be sure the current bill, the CARES Act, is working to get relief to the people who need it, which is "just about everybody in America."
A phase four bill will need to be one that stimulates the economy once coronavirus is behind the nation, and one item that's under discussion is the infrastructure bill that had unanimous, bipartisan support.
"We ought to stick with the bipartisan things that work rather than the sort of thing that Nancy Pelosi is trying to bring to the table," said Barrasso.
Meanwhile, Barrasso's home state of Wyoming is one of only a handful that has not implemented a stay-at-home order, but he pointed out that there is already a state of emergency there, and a 14-day quarantine for anyone coming in.
"Remember, people are spread out here," he said. "We only have five people per square mile. We have been socially distancing the entire 130 years we've been a state. We survive by people helping people, neighbor helping neighbor. Right now we have 200 cases. No deaths. We hope to keep it that way by continuing to do the right thing."
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