Trump signs executive order with benefits for pandemic hit

WASHINGTON.-(VOA)President Donald Trump signed several executive aid warrants for the coronavirus, including a federal unemployment benefit of $400 a week for Americans.

The move, signed and announced by the representative on Saturday, August 8, followed the failure of talks between the White House and Republicans and Congressional Democrats for a new aid package for individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic.

Trump also announced a tax cut on his wages to people earning less than $100,000 a year.

«This is the money they need, the money they want, and it’s an incentive to get back to their jobs,» the president said.

The decrees also include eviction protection for people who cannot afford their home rents and relief for student loan recipients. Trump also promised that if re-elected, he will permanently keep the tax cuts to the templates. He added that he is looking for cuts to capital gains taxes. Some of Trump's actions will likely face challenges in the courts, because the Constitution gives Congress authority over federal spending.