Shutdown DC organized a demonstration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 25, 2021, to support Covid-19 relief.

Following the onset of Covid-19, the U.S. economy started to shut down, leaving millions of families without income.

Congress passed a massive emergency aid package within weeks. There were "economic impact payments"

Of up to $1,200 available to eligible adults under that legislation. Over the past three years,

There have been three rounds of such checks, including additional payments of between $600

And $1,400 per person in 2021, which many Americans have referred to as "stimulus checks".

In many ways, the direct checks were a new experiment, even though the government had utilized stimulus checks before,

Particularly following the Financial Crisis. Howard Gleckman, senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, 

Said that combined, the three of them were much bigger than the government has done before.

As stimulus checks were issued, the IRS and Treasury Department deployed the funds faster and more efficiently.

Eighty-nine million stimulus checks were distributed by the IRS in the first few weeks of the first stimulus check program in 2020. 

Eighty-nine million stimulus checks were distributed by the IRS in the first few weeks of the first stimulus check program in 2020. 

Was approved by Congress on March 11, 2021. In general, Gleckman said, the IRS deserves praise.

"They just did a very good job of completing these checks in very challenging circumstances."

The process was not without glitches, including some checks sent to deceased American citizens.

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