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Trump orders $400-per-week unemployment payments amid COVID crisis, hits Dems for stonewalling

Trump orders $400-per-week unemployment payments amid COVID crisis, hits Dems for stonewalling --Trump takes action after congressional stalemate | 08 Aug 2020 | President Trump signed four executive orders Saturday aimed at delivering relief to Americans struggling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus while accusing Democrats of stonewalling greater aid efforts. Trump announced a $400-per-week supplemental unemployment payment to out-of-work Americans -- short of the $600 weekly benefit that expired at the end of July. He unveiled an extension of student loan relief and protections from evictions for renters and homeowners. Trump also signed a payroll tax holiday through the end of the year for Americans earning less than $100,000, while promising more relief if he wins a second term.