After Congress was unable to reach an agreement providing additional coronavirus benefits, President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday bypassing Congress. His executive orders provide relief for the unemployed, students with loan payments, eviction protection and relief from payroll taxes.
While Trump's orders may encroach on Congress' control of federal spending, the president cast his actions as necessary given that lawmakers have been unable to reach an agreement to provide more money to citizens who have been negatively affected by coronavirus lockdowns.
Trump moved to continue paying a supplemental federal unemployment benefit for millions of Americans out of work during the outbreak. However, his order called for up to $400 payments each week, one-third less th