Petition for more stimulus payments passes 3 million mark even as debt nears $30 trillion

Change.org petition for $2,000 monthly stimulus checks is fast approaching 3.5 million signatures, but it remains unclear if Congress is considering passing another round of direct payments.

The petition passed the 3 million mark on Tuesday.

The national debt is approaching $30 trillion for the first time, according to Treasury Department data. As of October 2021, borrowing had risen by about $5 trillion since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to budget experts. 

In September, Just the News asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if the House was considering another stimulus payment.

Pelosi said the automatic advance child tax credit payments were serving as economic stimulus.
 

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