The U.S. budget deficit hit a record $2.06 trillion, up from $1.88 trillion during the same period the previous year. Spending between October and May is up almost 20% compared to the same time last year.
More than 2 million payments, worth more than $4.2 billion, have been distributed over the last two weeks alone.
One of the six ongoing petitions, which drew about 300,000 new supporters in the past month, now has 2,318,350 signatures.
"Some people have no shame," said the president, about GOP lawmakers who voted against the pandemic relief bill but are now "bragging" about it to their constituents
The state legislature is weighing several new budget proposals to provide financial help to residents suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, which could include rent relief, state stimulus checks, and business grants.
The entire Senate Democratic caucus would have to support additional payments for them to pass. Meanwhile, at least $1.7 billion in past checks remains uncashed.
Any future direct payments will come after Tax Day, meaning that for many, their eligibility will be based on their 2020 return, not their 2019 return.
"A nonresident alien in 2021 isn't eligible for the payment," according to the IRS. Non-American citizens living overseas who received the checks erroneously should void them and send them back, or risk a warning in 2022.
Sheila Denise Dunlap, 50, allegedly conspired to fraudulently claim 121 stimulus payments worth $1,200 each.
Households were more likely to spend their first stimulus check and save or pay off debt with their second and third payments.
West Virginia became the 17th red state on Friday to announce it will be ending federal pandemic unemployment benefits early.
"Summer seasonality, market reopenings, and the waning impact of stimulus" could lower our sales in the near term, the company said.
The recovery plan proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom expands California's Golden State Stimulus payments to include middle class families.
The petition calling for stimulus checks was seventh on Change.org's list of the top ten petitions of 2020.
"If Republicans want to come on board, seriously, great. If not, we're going to do it alone," Sanders said.
About 2.5 million people received a $600 or $1,200 payment and if you haven't received one it could be because you haven't filed your taxes.
If the Change.org petition hits its goal of 3 million signatures, it will become one of the most signed on the website.
Those who qualify for the Golden State Stimulus check must file their 2020 tax return by no later than October 15 to ensure they receive payment.
The combination of stimulus checks, widespread vaccinations and the reopening of businesses has meant rapid growth in the economy, and experts predict the fastest annual growth in decades.
House Democrats on Monday introduced a bill to make the child tax credit expansion permanent.
Around 900,000 payments were made via direct deposit, while nearly 1.1 million were issued as paper checks in the latest payment batch.
Residents who file their 2020 tax return after April 23 could wait up to three times longer than others to receive their stimulus payment, according to the California Franchise Tax Board.
The Golden State Stimulus payments will not be issued until your tax return has been processed, the California Franchise Tax Board advises.
Some 5.7 million Californians are eligible for $600 payments, including people receiving California Earned Income Tax Credit, along with those who currently qualify under multiple existing federal assistance programs. Here's how to track yours.
Polls show that most Americans support monthly coronavirus relief payments.
Senators and representatives are pushing Joe Biden for more stimulus checks, but the president has yet to respond.
Federal benefit recipients who don't receive their third stimulus funds electronically may be receiving a paper check instead.
The IRS is not planning to issue third stimulus payments as prepaid debit cards to federal benefit recipients, according to the SSA.
Whether you qualify for a follow-up payment depends largely on life changes reflected in your 2020 tax return.