Push for fourth stimulus check as poll finds 'majority of Americans want recurring $2,000 Covid payments'
THERE are high hopes for a fourth stimulus check after a poll revealed that the "majority of Americans want recurring $2,000 Covid-19 payments."
Although President Joe Biden’s latest $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan doesn't include direct payments for Americans, there's been a progressive push for a continued cash injection into people's bank accounts.
The pressure is mounting after Biden signed his $1.9trillion American Rescue Plan into law on March 11, which included a third $1,400 payment.
Many Democratic senators think reoccurring payments should be included in Biden's latest bill which focuses on building back the USA.
Last week, a group of them sent the president a letter detailing this demand, signed by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand.
It read: "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."
“Families should not be at the mercy of constantly-shifting legislative timelines and ad hoc solutions."
The amount or frequency of this amount wasn't given and comes after a Data for Progress revealed that 65percent of Americans support getting $2,000 payments during the Covid crisis.
However, not many lawmakers in the middle seem to support it, noted CNBC, so experts don't think a fourth check will happen.
Ed Mills, Washington policy analyst at Raymond James told the network: “I think it’s unlikely at this time."
Biden's bill didn't have an easy time passing as Republicans baulked at the spending and Democrats passed it by majorities.
Last year, the Trump administration rolled out $1,200 stimulus checks to eligible Americans via the CARES Act.
Later that year, another $600 was sent out, followed by the 2021 stimulus payment of $1,400.
Meanwhile, today, April 7, the third stimulus check will reach millions of U.S citizens after weeks of waiting for a relief payment.
You can check the status of your third payment by using the free IRS tracking too – Get My Payment.
However, if you suspect that your check was lost, stolen, or destroyed you can request a replacement.
You can do this by requesting a Payment Trace in the Get My Payment portal.
Americans have a year to cash in their stimulus checks before the relief cash payment expires.
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