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August 13, 2020

Recent Executive Orders Woefully Insufficient to Meet Pressing Needs

In executive orders issued on Saturday, August 8th, the President announced plans to address the eviction crisis, expired unemployment insurance benefits, student loan relief, and a payroll tax cut.

President Trump’s executive actions are far too meager, ineffective, and legally dubious to address the crisis that families in West Virginia and across the nation are facing. Only Congress can enact a federal relief response plan that is robust enough to address the immediate and ongoing needs of our people. Our U.S. Senators and the Trump Administration must go back to the negotiating table now and pass a package that reflects the magnitude of the economic crisis caused by COVID-19.

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