Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020

Politics

States on hook for billions under Trump’s unemployment plan – The Denver Post

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump’s plan to bypass Congress, will sign on. Trump announced an executive order Saturday that extends additional unemployment payments of […]

Brexit ultimatum: No trade deal – no money, EU warned

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Former Conservative leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith and former Brexit minister David Jones have said that the EU has not met its obligation to act in good faith over the trade talks […]

Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who lost jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, as the United States marked a grim milestone of 5 million cases. Negotiations broke down this week between the White House and top Democrats […]

Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who lost jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, as the United States marked a grim milestone of 5 million cases. Negotiations broke down this week between the White House and top Democrats […]

President Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation’s elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. At his private country […]

Trump says he is signing executive order for payroll tax holiday

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is signing an executive order providing a payroll tax holiday for Americans earning less than $100,000 a year. Speaking to reporters in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump said the tax holiday would be effective as of Aug. 1, “most likely.” Source: Read Full Article

Trump seeks to go it alone after coronavirus stimulus talks break down

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Saturday plans to sign an executive order intended to provide economic relief to Americans hurt by the coronavirus pandemic after the White House failed to reach a deal with Congress, a White House source said. “Amid congressional inaction, POTUS will be taking action to help Americans in […]