Politics 4th stimulus check? White House doesn't rule out another round of payments in 2021
Biden sends out IRS letter heralding stimulus checks, prompting critics to say he's acting like Trump
President Biden is sending letters to millions of Americans heralding his American Rescue Plan, which includes $1,400 checks and child tax credits.In the coming weeks, tens of millions of Americans who received the third round of stimulus checks thanks to the Democrats' American Rescue Plan will be reminded of that fact in a letter from President Joe Biden - upsetting critics who also blasted the last president for promoting himself with taxpayer money.
You may still not have your the as part of the . But the White House is working ahead and hasn't ruled out a fourth stimulus payment this year. the Biden administration is looking to Congress for a fourth round of payments. "We'll see what members of Congress propose," Psaki said in response to a question about a fourth check.
Following March's $1.9 trillion bill, the Biden administration is now working on the next that could send new rounds of money to those struggling through the pandemic. his -- the American Jobs Plan and American Family Plan -- that would focus on creating new jobs, extend the through 2025 and give working families more tax breaks and direct payments, if approved by Congress.
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President Joe Biden has moved fast since his January 20 swearing-in, signing a $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill into law less than two months into his term and issuing more executive orders so far than his three predecessors. © Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images A first-grader works on an English exercise on the first day of class in Los Angeles on April 13, 2021. Those efforts have paid off, with the administration reaching the milestones of 200 million coronavirus shots delivered and vaccine eligibility opened to everyone 16 and over before Biden's 100th day in office.
While the third stimulus check will help are on the upswing and the US economy is showing . Would more direct payments arrive other than a stimulus check? We look at some of her possibilities for a fourth check below. Additionally, here's and . Also, here's how to . This story is updated frequently., the growth will happen unevenly, economists say, with some cities projected to even though
Who is pushing for a 4th stimulus check?
Democratic members of Congress are urging Biden to include a fourth stimulus check in his proposals. A fourth stimulus payment could take many forms, including recurring or monthly payments. Earlier this spring, a group of 10 progressive lawmakers, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, asked Biden to include(PDF) in his next stimulus bill: "We urge you to include recurring direct payments and automatic unemployment insurance extensions tied to economic conditions in your Build Back Better long-term economic plan." A few weeks later, to Biden.
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Biden rolls out his next two stimulus packages. Would one include a fourth stimulus check?
The approved in March is Biden's first stimulus package, with its , and an expanded running into 2022. ( for the .) The Biden administration is working on the sequels for 2021, which the president has referred to collectively as the . The first proposal, called the American Jobs Plan, aims to invest in the nation's energy grid, , and water systems -- and , despite the (PDF).
(Note: There's some debate over what counts as a "relief," "rescue" or "stimulus" package. For the purposes of this article, "stimulus" refers to any funding, check, tax break or measure in response to the coronavirus pandemic or to inject money into the US economy.)
Petition Calling for Monthly Stimulus Checks of $2,000 Passes 2 Million Signatures
If the Change.org petition hits its goal of 3 million signatures, it will become one of the most signed on the website.The Change.org petition, created by Stephanie Bonin, a restaurant owner in Denver, is addressed to the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. It asks the two legislative bodies of Congress to pass a bill that allocates monthly recurring "$2,000 payments for adults and $1,000 payment for kids" for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
The next stimulus proposal could look very different from the preceding ones
The American Rescue Plan . It contains three types of payment designed to help struggling individuals and families. It's possible a future bill could extend or introduce more money through direct checks that go to specific groups of recipients, including parents who earn below a certain income or people out of work.
Here are the three types of direct payments approved in the March 2021 bill:
Stimulus checks: The new one-time send up to to those .
Child tax credit: An expansion of the sends qualifying families $3,600 for each child under age 6 and $3,000 for children age 6 or older, in .
Federal unemployment bonus: A monthly is being sent until Sept. 6 at up to $300 a month, in addition to state benefits for unemployed workers.
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Congress could send more payments this year in 4 other ways
The third leg of Biden's economic stimulus strategy -- called the American Family Plan -- could include more money going out directly to individuals and families.
Approve recurring payments: Biden's third proposal is the next likely place for Congress to provide more funding. This is whereto push for recurring fourth stimulus checks during the pandemic.
Pass a minimum wage hike: Some senators continue to look for ways to , which currently stands at $7.25 per hour. In his speech before Congress, Biden called on the legislators to raise the minimum wage to $15. have also pitched a hike. Some proponents want to set the bar at a $15 hourly wage but others are looking to go to $11 an hour. "If any senator believes this is the last time they will cast a vote on whether or not to give a raise to 32 million Americans, they are sorely mistaken," on March 5. A from the Brookings Institute models how a $15 minimum wage could help make 37% of US households financially self-sufficient.
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Make the child tax credit raise permanent: Money from the expanded is set to start in July, sending periodic payments to lower-income and middle-income families with children. In his speech before Congress, Biden called on the House and Senate to . Others, including , also support making the credit permanent since it will .
Renew federal unemployment payments beyond September: Along with recurring payments, the 10 progressive senators in their letter to Biden requested he also extend federal unemployment assistance beyond September.
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California stimulus checks: Newsom proposes giving two of every three California residents $600 as recall campaign heats up .
California's Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, facing a Republican-led recall, said Monday he wants to return the state's enormous $75.7 budget surplus to the pockets of taxpayers via an expanded stimulus check program he says would benefit two out of every three residents. © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 10: California Gov. Gavin Newsom (L) speaks during a press conference as Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff (R) looks on at The Unity Council on May 10, 2021 in Oakland, California. California Gov.