DEMOCRATS want $2,000 stimulus checks to be sent out every month until the Covid pandemic is over.
The calls come as lawmakers are working to pass President Joe Biden's $1.9trillion relief bill.
However, one group of senators is now calling for recurring checks to get Americans through the pandemic.
The group of Democrats wrote a letter to the president on Tuesday.
It was signed by Senators Ron Wyden, Sherrod Brown, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Alex Padilla, Cory Booker, Michael Bennet, Ed Markey, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Tammy Baldwin.
"This crisis is far from over, and families deserve certainty that they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads," the lawmakers wrote.
"Families should not be at the mercy of constantly-shifting legislative timelines and ad hoc solutions," they said.
The senators also insisted that the checks are "crucial for supporting struggling families who aren't reached by unemployment insurance."
Despite not specifying how much the checks should be, other Democrats have called for the amount to be $2,000.
In a tweet last month, Representative Ilhan Omar said: "We need $2,000 recurring checks until the end of the pandemic. I joined @TimRyan, @MichaelDTubbs, Stephanie Bonin, and Natalie Foster to push for $2,000 recurring payments for Americans until the economy is fully recovered."
A petition has also been started demanding the recurring checks, saying "Americans are struggling during this economic crisis."
The request has over 2,300 signatures so far and asks leaders to "go big and go bold right now."
Some Democrats are even pushing for a fourth $1,400 stimulus check to help low and middle-income Americans as current payments are "not enough."
Democrat members of the House have signed another letter asking for the president to consider further checks.
It reads: “One more check is not enough during this public health and economic crisis."
“The representatives are aware of how costly that could become so they made sure to note that the direct payments should only be directed towards ‘those who need it most and will spend it the quickest'.”
Meanwhile the House is set to vote on Biden’s current $1.9trillion Covid bill this week – before unemployment benefits run out on Sunday.
People who earn $75,000 or less will pocket the full amount but these checks phase out faster for people at higher income levels than in the version passed on this weekend by House Democrats.
Americans who earn $80,000 a year or more don't qualify for the full payment and neither do couples making $160,000+ per annum.
The package also ups emergency unemployment benefits and spending for Covid-19 testing, along with tax breaks to help people earning less – and Democrats in the chamber are expected to approve the bill.
Thereafter, stimulus checks will begin being sent out to Americans who fit the bill.
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