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Al Jazeera 8 Aug 2020

Trump extends coronavirus relief as talks with Congress falter

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In a move that bypasses Congress, US President Donald Trump has signed four executive orders that he says will provide economic relief to millions of Americans.
It includes eviction protections, student loan relief and an extension of unemployment benefits, but at a lower weekly amount.
Democrats say it provides little help to families and will reduce desperately needed support for the unemployed.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from the US capital, Washington, DC.


Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Chuck Schumer, weighs in on the president's executive orders on coronavirus economic relief, upending negotiations with Congress. Aired on 08/10/2020.
The White House continues to try and deal with the coronavirus crisis on both the health and economic fronts. President Trump's top health officials testified on Capitol Hill on the nation's response to the virus, while lawmakers continue to debate the next coronavirus relief package as unemployment benefits expired Friday. Nancy Cordes, CBS News' chief congressional correspondent, and Zeke Miller, a CBSN political contributor and a White House reporter for the Associated Press, joined Elaine Quijano to discuss.
As jobless benefits for Americans come to an end, negotiations in the Senate on the next round of coronavirus relief have come to an impasse. NBC News' Sahil Kapur reports from Capitol Hill. Aired on 07/31/2020.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sending his Republican caucus home this weekend without any significant progress on a coronavirus relief bill. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joined CBSN to discuss why negotiations are just ramping up as eviction protections and expanded unemployment benefits are expiring.

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