A fourth stimulus relief check is gaining momentum in Congress while many people are still waiting on their third round of COVID relief. President Biden’s America Rescue Plan started distributing $1,400 stimulus checks more than two weeks ago to those who have direct deposit accounts registered with the IRS.
Now, 64 Washington lawmakers want relief checks to be recurring, starting with a fourth stimulus while many are still waiting on paper checks from the government.
A group of 11 progressive senators, including Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), earlier this month urged Biden to make stimulus payments and extended unemployment an ongoing thing during the next spending 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,” the senators wrote to the president. “This crisis is far from over, and families deserve certainty that they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads.