Trump signs an order that enacts a $400 weekly benefit to be added to unemployment. At the end of July, the extra $600 expired, so this extension will make a lot of people happy.
The orders signed by President Trump is supposed to provide temporary relief to those impacted by the pandemic.
Also, Trump said that he will suspend payments on some student loans through the end of the year, protect renters from being evicted and instruct employers to refrain from taking certain taxes from payroll for Americans who earn less than $100,000 a year.
There have been talks about another round of stimulus checks being released, but it has been delayed for 2 weeks and counting. Trump decided to take things in his own hand and offer relief.
“We’ve had it,” he said. “We’re going to save American jobs and provide relief to the American worker.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and others all met on Friday for more than 2 hours to discuss a new stimulus package with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
There was no real solution after hours of discussion. The stimulus package is currently being stalled.
Mnuchin and Meadows both recommended that Trump move forward with the executive orders, even though Democrats said Trump lacked the legal authority to take action on his own or have the money in the federal budget to accomplish his goals.