Trump provides economic relief for Americans.
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President Donald Trump issued four executive orders this afternoon with the goal of helping Americans struggling economically due to the Covid19 epidemic.
The President blamed Democrats for inaction on a broader package.
“Democrats are obstructing all of it,” Mr. Trump said. “Therefore I’m taking executive action…and we’re going to save American jobs and provide relief to the American workers.”
The President signed the executive actions from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, in New Jersey, as club members cheered him on.
The four executive orders signed today provide $400 a week for additional unemployment insurance benefits – down from the $600 that expired on July 31 – extend a ban on evictions for home renters, defer student loan payments and cut the payroll tax from individuals making less than $100,000 a year.
The actions come after talks on a broader package fell apart late last night with no plans set for a future meeting.