Stimulus check update – Petition calling for $2,000 monthly checks hits nearly 3MILLION signatures

Stimulus check update – Petition calling for $2,000 monthly checks hits nearly 3MILLION signatures

A PETITION asking Congress to approve monthly stimulus checks for Americans is set to become one of the most signed petitions after reaching almost 3 million signatures. 

It’s unlikely that lawmakers in Washington will approve more stimulus checks, yet support for the petition on is still growing. 

The petition is asking Congress to “support” families with $2,000 payments for adults and $1,000 for children while “continuing regular checks for the duration of the crisis.”

“Our country is still deeply struggling. The recovery hasn’t reached many Americans,” wrote Stephanie Bonin, a restaurant owner in Denver who created the petition last year.

“No more waiting around for our government to send the help we need. Sign to join our movement to get recurring checks to the people.”

The petition’s current goal is 3 million signatures. It’s currently sitting at 2.9 million.

Congress came together to approve one-time $1,200 stimulus checks for Americans back in March 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdowns. 

Later that year in December $600 checks were distributed via bipartisan legislation.

The American Rescue Plan was pushed through Congress by Democrats after Joe Biden won the presidency. 

Americans were treated to $1,400 checks as part of the plan.

Despite most Americans approving the decision, no Republicans voted in favor of the legislation. 

Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief…

Federal lawmakers don’t seem too keen on approving more checks, however, Democrats pushed for an increase on Biden’s Child Tax Credit.

Parents can now receive payments of $3,600 for children under 6 and $3,000 for children between 6 and 17. Parents can also get the money through a lump sum after filing taxes.

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