President Trump announces $400-per-week unemployment payments amid Covid-19 crisis
President Trump announced a $400-per-week supplemental unemployment payment to out-of-work Americans. He also signed a payroll tax holiday through the end of the year for Americans earning less than $100,000.
For the new $400-per-week benefit, states would be on the hook for funding 25% to the millions of jobless Americans, while the federal government would pick up 75 percent of the benefit, Trump said.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, tweeted out his support support for President Trump’s executive orders.
“I applaud @realDonaldTrump executive actions to help the American [people],” Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, tweeted. “Democrats all or nothing strategy jeopardizes the certainty Americans need to pay their bills. [President] Trump puts the American [people] first, compared to nonstop political games by Democrats.”
I applaud @realDonaldTrump executive actions to help the American ppl Democrats all or nothing strategy jeopardizes the certainty Americans need to pay their bills Pres Trump puts the American ppl first compared to nonstop political games by Democrats— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) August 8, 2020
Meanwhile Sen. Lindsey Graham, praised the President for taking “this decisive action but would much prefer a congressional agreement. I believe President Trump would prefer the same.”
I appreciate the President taking this decisive action but would much prefer a congressional agreement.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 8, 2020
I believe President Trump would prefer the same.