President Donald Trump has taken action after a Congressional stalemate on coronavirus release funds. On Saturday, Trump signed four executive orders to deliver cash relief to Americans struggling with unemployment and lost businesses.
The president signed a supplemental unemployment payment worth $400-per-week. This is $200 less than the $600 weekly benefit that expired at the end of July. Trump also announced an extension of student loan relief and protections from evictions for renters and homeowners.
Trump also signed a payroll tax holiday through the end of the year to Americans earning less than $100,000. The incumbent promised more relief if he gets re-elected in November.
The executive orders were signed at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster N.J. Trump said the Democrats’ indecisiveness forced him to take matters into his own hands.
“Democrats are obstructing all of it,” Trump said. “Therefore I’m taking executive action … and we’re going to save American jobs and provide relief to the American workers.”