Fourth stimulus check update: Petition for monthly $2,000 nears 2.9 million supporters
The petition has gained more than 2,887,000 signatures as of Saturday, with about 100,000 new signatures in the past month.
More than 80in Congress have supported further stimulus cash payments this year.Twenty-one senators urged PresidentJoe Bidento support a fourth round of stimulus checks in a letter sent March 30. The lawmakers argued that the last federal payment of $1,400 would not be enough to help low-income families struggling under the financial hardship caused by the pandemic.
Led by Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden, the coalition of senators included a broad range of Democrats, from moderates such as Debbie Stabenow and Michael Bennet to progressives including Cory Booker andElizabeth Warren, and six committee chairs across finance, agriculture, banking, armed services, judiciary and budget.
"These payments help keep families out of poverty, but they also act as economic stimulus by increasing spending and supporting jobs," they wrote."Now is the time for boldness."In a separate letter sent to Biden in January, more than 50 House Democrats also pushed for recurring payments for the duration of the pandemic. headtopics.com
More than 150 economists—including Jason Furman, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under the Obama administration—pushed the federal government to get behind"recurring direct stimulus payments" in an open letter last year."Regular, lasting direct stimulus payments will boost consumer spending, driving the economic recovery and shortening the recession," they wrote.
But despite the ongoing pressure, it's now clear that further stimulus checks are unlikely to be sent out. The Biden administration has pivoted to advancing two infrastructure bills, neither of which contain any direct payments. Read more: Newsweek »
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