Coronavirus phase 4 stimulus bill can wait: Cruz, other Republicans
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on U.S.-China relations amid coronavirus and whether more financial resources are needed to address the crisis.
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, sounded cool on the idea of Congress writing a "Phase Four" relief package as many Americans wonder when they'll be able to get back to work because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"It needs to be driven by the facts and circumstances we're facing," Cruz told "Mornings with Maria" on Wednesday. "We just passed a $2 trillion emergency relief bill that is unprecedented in its size and scope and design."
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"We need to see what happens in terms of fighting the coronavirus in the next several weeks," Cruz continued. "We need to allow the month of April to play out, and in this month of April, we need to be focusing our resources and energy on defeating the virus."
Cruz's fellow Republicans including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Sen. James Lankford have said they're not ready to start on a fourth stimulus package.