Updated: Feb 10
Four executive orders were signed today:
Moratorium on evictions
Student Loan Relief
Defer payroll tax payments from August 1 - this tax funds Social Security and Medicare benefits
Can Trump bypass the Congress?
By the Constitution, Trump does not have the legal authority to issue executive orders to determine how federal money is spent. So we'll see what happens.
When will this be implemented?
Trump says it will be "rapidly distributed" -- but as we know EDD has not been fast acting.
He also mentioned the possibility of Congress negotiating, which means the $400 is not guaranteed
Will I get backpay/retro pay?
Details are unknown. This will be updated if that changes.
Additional Articles Regarding Executive Orders
There's little detail as of now, but you can watch the full press conference here. I will update if there is more details or news.
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