A Third Stimulus Check? Biden Says $2,000 Checks Will "Go Out the Door" if Democrats Win in Georgia

While campaigning in Georgia on Monday, President-Elect Biden made a bold statement about a third-round of stimulus checks.

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Is a third stimulus check in your future? And, if so, how much would you get? According to President-Elect Joe Biden, if Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock beat incumbent Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Tuesday's Georgia runoff elections, then "$2,000 checks will go out the door." This statement, made during a campaign event for Ossoff and Warnock in Atlanta on Monday, is the strongest indication yet that Biden will push for a third stimulus check after his inauguration. (As of early Wednesday morning, Warnock was declared the winner of his race, but the contest between Ossoff and Perdue was too close to call.)

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Rocky Mengle

Rocky Mengle was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023 with more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, Rocky worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.