A Change.org petition calling on Congress to send additional $2,000 monthly economic stimulus checks to U.S. families is nearing its goal of three million signatures.
So far, over 2 million people have signed an online Change.org petition calling for recurring $2,000 per month payments.
More than 200 students qualify for the debt forgiveness with the average student qualifying for about $3,200 in relief.
The IRS will issue an eighth batch of stimulus checks this week, delivering payments to another 1.1 million Americans as part of President Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
Millions of Americans were sent a third round of stimulus checks in March.
The IRS said Thursday that it has disbursed about 161 million payments, worth roughly $379 billion, in the span of about five weeks.
While a lot of people who received the third stimulus check could really use it, unfortunately, some people may have to return the $1,400.
The Treasury Department says it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan.
The IRS says these "plus-up" payments will continue on a weekly basis going forward, and go to those who recently filed a 2020 tax return and qualify for more stimulus money.
Thirteen states, including Florida, are suing President Joe Biden's administration over a rule in the federal stimulus that bars states from using relief money to offset tax cuts.
A group of Democratic senators is urging President Joe Biden to extend rescue measures for Americans — including recurring direct payments and extended jobless benefits — in his “Build Back Better” legislation.
Biden is expected to detail an infrastructure package on Wednesday.
Arizona AG Mark Brnovich contends the provision is unconstitutional because it is ambiguous and imposes on Arizona’s sovereignty by attempting to control state budget decisions.
10 Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to include additional stimulus payments in an upcoming $3 trillion infrastructure package.
One business owner says with added Federal unemployment money and stimulus checks, would-be workers are scarce, even if he is paying $15 in minimum wage.
Officials from the IRS and U.S. Treasury said Monday the next batch of COVID-19 stimulus payments will start hitting bank accounts later this week. Mailed checks will start going out as well.
Back in January, Rep. Ilhan Omar pushed for recurring stimulus checks instead of one-time payments.
The IRS began sending out a new round of $1,400 checks to qualifying households over the weekend, in the midst of the current, truncated tax season that opened on Feb. 12.
The IRS has launched an online tool to help you check the status of your third stimulus payment. See here:
President Joe Biden approved the stimulus payments last week.