Biden says 100 million Americans will have received stimulus checks by Wednesday

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President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on February 5. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images
  • President Joe Biden said 100 million stimulus checks will have been distributed by Wednesday.

  • His administration last week set a goal of sending 100 million direct payments in 10 days.

  • Paper checks are still being delivered to eligible Americans without direct deposit.

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced that his administration will have distributed 100 million stimulus checks to Americans by Wednesday.

"The American Rescue Plan brings relief to a population that is badly hurting," Biden said in Columbus, Ohio, adding that "one more element of our response is that first and foremost commitment to get Americans" stimulus checks.

"We're on the verge of doing that as of tomorrow," Biden said.

On March 15, Biden set a goal of sending 100 million direct payments to Americans in the next 10 days. The $1,400 checks have been sent to the bank accounts of individuals earning up to $75,000 a year and couples making up to $150,000 a year. Biden said on Tuesday that paper checks were still being delivered to eligible Americans without direct deposit.

Biden also promised last week to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccines in 10 days. His administration surpassed that milestone on Friday - over a month ahead of schedule, as Biden had initially wanted to hit the mark in his first 100 days as president. As of Tuesday, more than 128 million doses had been administered in the United States.

The president has recently visited multiple states in a tour to promote and discuss the implementation of the recently enacted $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package.

First lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and second gentleman Doug Emhoff also have been traveling across the country to champion the package.

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