But Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts thinks struggling Americans need more cash to weather the ongoing pandemic.
Markey called for Congress to pass his proposal of $2,000 monthly stimulus checks in a statement on Friday.
"But we must still pass my legislation with Senator Bernie Sanders [of Vermont] to provide $2,000 monthly payments to working people through the duration of the pandemic.".
A recent poll shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans support $2,000 monthly stimulus checks for the duration of the pandemic.
"I want recurring $2000 survival checks in the hands of the American people.
Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts has also repeatedly called for recurring direct payments to Americans.
"The people deserve, demand and require $2,000 recurring monthly survival checks," she tweeted this week after Biden unveiled his latest stimulus plan. »