Trump Orders Extended Jobless Benefits, Payroll Tax Deferral

President Donald Trump announced four executive actions on Saturday, including continued expanded unemployment benefits and a temporary payroll tax deferral for some workers, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hobble the U.S. economy. Trump also ordered continued eviction protection and student-loan relief. The president said another order would provide $400 a week in jobless benefits … Read more Trump Orders Extended Jobless Benefits, Payroll Tax Deferral

Trump signs executive orders on unemployment, evictions, student loans and payroll tax

After negotiations with Democrats in Congress fell through, President Trump signed several measures at a news conference in Bedminster, N.J., on Aug. 8, including one to restore some unemployment aid for millions of Americans. Read more: https://wapo.st/3fEoEkz. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Trump says Democrats are holding coronavirus relief bill ‘hostage’

Donald Trump says he will act unilaterally to suspend payroll taxes for all Americans through the end of 2020 and possibly longer and extend supplemental unemployment benefits and other coronavirus aid if no deal can be reached with Democrats on a new spending bill. ‘If Democrats continue to hold this critical relief hostage I will act under … Read more Trump says Democrats are holding coronavirus relief bill ‘hostage’

Trump threatens executive action if no stimulus is passed

CNN’s Jim Acosta reports that President Donald Trump is threatening executive action to extend unemployment benefits, cut payroll taxes and forgive student debt if the congress cannot pass a stimulus package intended to bolster the economy and help struggling Americans pay their bills. #Trump #CNN #News

Schumer Compares Pelosi to ‘Lioness’ in Negotiations with Republicans

“Speaker’s been like a lioness…in pursuing this at every meeting we have been at.” Sen. Schumer notes that executive orders leave out “testing, tracing, treatment,” which he says Pelosi has been fiercely pushing for. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected an offer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to roughly split the difference in the price tags … Read more Schumer Compares Pelosi to ‘Lioness’ in Negotiations with Republicans

Pelosi: Republicans Are ‘In Disarray’ Over Covid-19 Rescue Package

Congressional Democrats are again pushing Republicans to provide details of their proposals for a COVID-19 rescue package. On Friday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi insisted the Republicans are “in disarray and their disarray is causing great, great damage to America’s working families.” President Donald Trump Thursday reluctantly dropped his bid to cut Social Security … Read more Pelosi: Republicans Are ‘In Disarray’ Over Covid-19 Rescue Package

Republicans Unite on Second Stimulus Check, Drop Payroll Tax Cut

The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House negotiators negotiate with Congress over money to reopen schools, prop up small businesses, boost virus testing and keep cash flowing to Americans while the virus crisis deepens in the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday … Read more Republicans Unite on Second Stimulus Check, Drop Payroll Tax Cut

Mnuchin Says Payroll Tax Cut Won’t Be in Next Round of Stimulus

Jul.23 — The Trump administration and Senate Republicans have a “fundamental agreement” on a GOP plan for another round of virus relief, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday, after the White House dropped the idea of including a payroll tax cut. Kevin Cirilli reports on “Bloomberg Markets.”

Senate GOP pushes back against Trump’s stimulus plan priorities

Republicans in the Senate are roundly dismissing President Donald Trump’s call to withhold more federal aid from schools that remain shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest sign of a split between the White House and the GOP over their party’s response to the public health emergency. “I’m not a big fan of doing anything … Read more Senate GOP pushes back against Trump’s stimulus plan priorities

WATCH: Senate Democrats hold news conference

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pushing to unveil an approximately $1 trillion coronavirus relief bill as early as Wednesday, but faces deep division between Senate Republicans and the White House over the proposed inclusion of a payroll tax cut. Read more: https://wapo.st/2WHu47B. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: … Read more WATCH: Senate Democrats hold news conference

Senate Republicans to Negotiate $1 Trillion Covid-19 Relief Package

The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House negotiators negotiate with Congress over money to reopen schools, prop up small businesses, boost virus testing and keep cash flowing to Americans while the virus crisis deepens in the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday … Read more Senate Republicans to Negotiate $1 Trillion Covid-19 Relief Package