August 10, 2020

Trump Takes Executive Action

On Saturday, President Donald Trump signed three memoranda and one executive order aimed at responding to the coronavirus pandemic: an additional $400 per week for unemployed workers, a payroll tax deferral, a suspension of student loan payments, and a memorandum aimed at preventing evictions. White House

See our prior coverage of the stimulus bill negotiations here. The Flip Side

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From the Right

The right believes the executive actions will help Trump politically but that they have worrying implications for the separation of powers.

From the Left

The left is critical of the executive actions, arguing that they are both insufficient to combat the crisis and infringe upon Congress’s powers.

The left is critical of the executive actions, arguing that they are both insufficient to combat the crisis and infringe upon Congress’s powers.

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