"We need more direct relief flowing to families and small businesses, including finishing the job and getting people $2,000 in relief," the president-elect said Friday.
The Democratic governor plans to send $600 checks to millions of low-income households in California.
Those receiving a stimulus payment will receive an email from TurboTax to confirm it's on the way, according to the tax-filing software company.
Payments of up to $600 per eligible individual are being sent out, with recipients getting them through direct deposit, checks or pre-paid debit cards.
"That means not only the $2,000 direct payment but an aggressive agenda that recognizes the economic desperation facing so many Americans," the Vermont senator tweeted.
Whether the GOP opposition is led in the upcoming years by President Trump or one of the party's next generation of conservative leaders like Senator Hawley, its future lies in a populist program.
The IRS advised "some payments may have been sent to an account that may be closed or no longer active."
"The 'please wait' message is a normal part of the site's operation," the IRS said. "We encourage people to check back later."
The payments started being issued last week, with recipients now able to receive updates on their status.
Berkley economics professor Christina Romer said direct payments were poorly targeted.
Democrats winning both Georgia Senate runoff elections would enable Biden to fulfil his promise to bring more direct payments to Americans in 2021.
McConnell isn't the only legislator to have his home targeted. On Friday, police responded to a report on Nancy Pelosi's home being vandalized.
Pelosi has led the effort to increase the $600 stimulus checks sent to Americans to $2,000 despite Republican opposition.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called $2,000 direct payments "socialism for rich people" and a "universal cash giveaway."
"A huge chunk would essentially be socialism for rich people," Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
The IRS has said it is already sending out the payments of $600 to eligible adults, but its portal tracking payments is being updated.
The U.S. president capped off a busy year on social media with a message about the stock markets which got a boost after he signed the stimulus package.
Many Americans have a $600 stimulus check headed their way and it's possible legislators could pass additional relief that puts more money in Americans' pockets.
The Vermont senator has attacked his colleague over stimulus "hypocrisy" and Kentucky's poor counties.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell again rejected a plan backed by Democrats and President Donald Trump to bump up the latest round of stimulus checks for Americans to $2,000 on Thursday, as the Senate works through the new year.
The vice president-elect has long advocated for increasing direct payments for Americans who are hurting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It took Congress less than a month to pass legislation giving a $700 billion bailout to bank executives during the financial crisis. Lawmakers have spent eight months mulling the far less expensive stimulus bill.
The senior senator from Texas has caused controversy by tweeting photos of his meals twice in the last week.
The president has advocated for the $2,000 boost, but this has been tied to his other demands. Democrats have called for a vote solely on the checks.
The Vermont senator called for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on giving Americans $2,000.
The Vermont lawmaker appealed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on giving $2,000 direct payments.
"The Senate is not going to be bullied into rushing out more borrowed money into the hands of Democrats rich friends who don't need the help," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said from the Senate floor on Wednesday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled the likely death of discussions over providing Americans with another $2,000 coronavirus relief check, telling colleagues he sees "no realistic path" to ending an impasse over the proposal backed by President Donald Trump before the end of the year.