Waters Responds to Empty Trump Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda
Chairwoman Reasserts Urgent Need for Senate to Pass Heroes Act, Provide Emergency Rental Assistance Fund and Statutory Extension of Eviction Moratorium
Washington, DC, August 8, 2020
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to Trump’s issuance of several executive orders and presidential memoranda:
“Today, Trump issued four highly questionable executive orders and presidential memoranda on payroll taxes, student loans, unemployment insurance, and evictions. These announcements, some of which may be unconstitutional, are not designed to provide Americans with the urgent relief they need from this crisis. They are merely the attempts of a charlatan President to once again pull the wool over the eyes of the American people. Unilaterally eliminating the payroll tax and ignoring Congress's power of the purse on funding unemployment insurance will do nothing to help Americans recover from this crisis. The executive order on evictions is perhaps Trump's most cynical move yet.