Biden has made it clear that he wants a bigger stimulus check. The IRS has already sent millions of eligible people their second stimulus check of up to $600, but while this is happening, some Washington leaders are already promising a third stimulus check that would be no less than $2,000.
Previously, President Trump, Congressional Democrats and some Republicans had tried to pass a $2,000 stimulus check, but ended up giving the $600 check.
Keep in mind that the Democrats will now control Congress and the Senate, in addition to having President Biden, which will make it easier for the new president to get his proposals passed if the Republicans continue to refuse to give a third check with more money.
However, it should be noted that there are also some Democrats who do not agree with giving a third stimulus check, as is the case with Senator Joe Manchin, who said that a third support would be unnecessary
Biden had already made it clear that he would fight for a third stimulus check, but in recent days he has been unclear about the amount this support would consist of.
On his presidential campaign, he had suggested giving a $1,200 stimulus check, modeled after the first one given under the CARES Act, but more recently, he left the amount open, which means it could be even more money.
“This bill is just the first step, a down payment,” Biden said Dec. 22, in the final days of negotiating the second stimulus check.
On that occasion, when asked if a future stimulus package would have a third stimulus check and how much money it would be, Biden said, “That’s a negotiating issue.
But it will be done, yes it will be done.” Because of his control of the three levels of government, it seems that the next president has the confidence to propose a third $2,000 stimulus check because he knows that it could be easier to pass.