The national debt surpassed $25 trillion on Wednesday, hitting an all-time high as Congress continues to approve massive spending to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The debt passed $24 trillion less than one month ago and reached $23 trillion on November 1, 2019. Overall, the national debt has increased more than $5 trillion during President Trump's presidency.
Trump signed the third relief bill package at the end of March. The $2.2 trillion bill was aimed at easing economic concerns of small businesses, large corporations, and workers, also allocating $1,200 in direct payments to most U.S. citizens. Trump also signed an additional $484 billion coronavirus relief bill at the end of April targeted at small businesses, hospital costs, and increased testing efforts.
House Democrats are currently considering another $1 trillion measure that will provide aid to states, hazard pay for frontline workers, and a bailout for the U.S. Postal Service.