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The White House says it’s up to Congress to decide on sending more stimulus checks because they’re ‘not free’

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The White House said Tuesday it will be up to Congress to decide if more direct payments go out the door this year, as they are a costly measure for the federal government to deploy.

“We’ll see what members of Congress propose, but those are not free,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at a press conference.

Psaki touted the revamped child tax credit, a provision that Biden’s stimulus bulked up to $3,600 per child aged 5 and under, or $3,000 per kid between 6 and 17. The president’s newest $1.8 trillion economic proposal details ⇒

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