For quite a while in 2021, the idea of a fourth round of stimulus checks from the federal government was popular

Among American voters - and also among progressive Democratic legislators.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, called for the extension of federal unemployment benefits through

February 2022, opting instead for a universal basic income-style system instead of a single check.

The Biden administration was urged to send COVID-19 stimulus checks to tens of millions of Americans over

The remainder of the pandemic by senators Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren, and almost two dozen others in March 2021. 

Voters did not show a lack of interest in the bill, but it did not pass. Google Trends data at the time showed 

That West Virginia had the highest number of searches of any state, followed by Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Oklahoma.

Despite the fact that Google search trends indicate that people are searching less for information about 

A fourth stimulus program now that the White House has effectively ruled it out, many states have passed

New bills redirecting budget surplus funds to their residents as stimulus checks. Because of this

The Internal Revenue Service warns Americans not to fall victim to stimulus check scams.

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