Pandemic relief does end-run around Democrats

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WASHINGTON, DC – President Trump had a busy Saturday afternoon, simultaneously signing four executive actions – three Memoranda and one Executive Order – all dealing with economic relief for sectors of the U.S. economy hard hit by the pandemic.

In remarks that preceded the signing ceremony, Trump made it clear that his unilateral initiatives are required because Democrats in the House of Representatives oppose any type of federal legislation, which does not include reparations for protest-inspired damages that have occurred mostly in states led by Democratic governors.

Memorandum: Defer payroll taxes for Americans earning less than $100,000 a year.

Read: Memorandum on Payroll Tax Deferred


Executive Order: Implement a moratorium on evictions and give financial assistance to renters.

Read: Executive Order Assistance to Renters & Homeowners


Memorandum: Add $400 per week in extra unemployment benefits through the end of 2020, requiring states to cover 25 percent of the cost.

Read: Memorandum Extra unemployment benefits


Memorandum: Postpone student loan interest and payments through the end of 2020.

Read: Memorandum on Student Loan Relief



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