While the move is "likely," it would also be a "terrible" time for the government to be cutting stimulus checks, an economics professor said.
Parents in Florida and homeowners in Illinois could be among millions across the nation to receive a rebate in August to help residents amid rampant inflation.
The new round of economic stimulus payments comes shortly after the U.S. experienced its largest 12-month increase in the inflation rate since 1981.
These ridiculous COVID spending examples should be a basic reminder for lawmakers: respect America's taxpayers and apply some critical thinking to your spending choices.
Recent reports claim the Biden administration has discussed sending American gas rebate cards.
Residents in two states will receive checks in June, and American homeowners in more than 45 states and territories will be eligible for payments.
Checks in the amounts of $250, $500 and $850 are going out to taxpayers in two different states.
Indiana Rep. Jim Banks suggested the money from the $40 billion aid package for Ukraine should be sent to Americans instead.
In March, legislation was introduced that would provide eligible Americans with a gas rebate check amid rising gas prices across the nation.
"It's a huge experiment—what happens if you give money and there are very few strings attached?"
Governor Charlie Baker's administration will begin rolling out payments to hundreds of thousands by the end of March.
The Internal Revenue Service is mailing out what may be the final monthly payment as part of the Child Tax Credit.
Several other online petitions calling for more direct payments have garnered tens or hundreds of thousands of signatures as well.
The campaign has drawn more than 2,962,640 signatures as of Saturday, with only about 34,870 new supporters in the past month and 6,000 in the past week.
The petition has drawn more than 2,956,600 signatures, with only about 5,000 new supporters in the past week.
The seven petitions have collectively drawn over 3,913,400 signatures and continued to receive new support over the weekend.
The petition hit peaks of over 100,000 new supporters a week during the summer COVID-19 surge.
Since the first stimulus checks were sent out in April 2020, the price of Bitcoin has increased to over $60,000 as of Tuesday, October 26.
Six ongoing stimulus petitions have collectively drawn over 3,501,333 signatures and continued to receive support this weekend.
The Change.org petition drew over 2,927,770 signatures as of Saturday, with about 43,000 new supporters in the past month.
"Many report they are only eating one meal a day," The Senior Citizens League told lawmakers in a letter seen by Newsweek.
By the end of 2020, I had crossed $100,000 in total sales revenue. January was the first month I made $100,000 in one month. I cried.
21 U.S. senators, 56 representatives have pushed President Joe Biden to support monthly stimulus checks this year.
"We're proposing this stimulus because of the difficulty so many are having with record setting inflation," Mary Johnson, a policy analyst at TSCL, told Newsweek.
The petition has gained more than 2,887,000 signatures as of Saturday, with about 100,000 new signatures in the past month.
Robert Greenstein, founder of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said the numbers show government programs can work effectively to combat poverty.
A petition for monthly stimulus checks of $2,000 has nearly drawn 2.9 million signatures. Meanwhile, a nonpartisan senior citizens advocacy group has called on Congress to deliver $1,400 stimulus checks for Social Security recipients.
Supporters of an extension of the pandemic-related aid have criticized President Joe Biden and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.
The petition has gained more than 2,854,500 signatures as the Delta variant continues to drive up COVID-19 cases, death and hospitalizations across the country.
More than 150 economists, 50 U.S. House members and 21 senators have supported sending recurring direct payments until the pandemic ends.