Trump signed the four orders at his club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday evening before a crowd of members. One order lowers the now-expired enhanced unemployment benefit from $600 to $400 per week, with states on the hook for $100 of that, and extends it through the end of the year. Another order defers payroll tax payments and a third defers student loan payments. A fourth aims to prevent evictions though does not appear to actually extend the moratorium on them. … [Read more...] about Schumer declines to say whether Trump executive orders are legal: They don’t ‘do the job’
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A President Biden would have flexibility in making the decision because most of the funds were obtained through executive action rather than the appropriations process. The Trump administration reprogrammed $6.3 billion of Department of Defense counterdrug funds, $3.6 billion in military construction projects (MilCon) and $601 million from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund (TFF). Only $4.5 billion of the total — shy of one-third — was actually approved by Congress. Although state attorneys general have challenged the spending, the Supreme Court has allowed construction to proceed. … [Read more...] about How would a Biden administration use Trump’s unspent wall money?
Now, Kim Novak had been in seclusion for many years. She was a very self-conscious person. She's not the kind of person who deserves to be humiliated when appearing once on television for the first time in decades, so I noted this to Donald, and I said, "So come on, what were you doing with that? That really wasn't fair," and his response to me was fascinating. It was like a kid getting caught with a hand in the cookie jar or a baseball that's gone through a window. … [Read more...] about Who is Donald Trump?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020The executive order requires that the secretary of Health and Human Services “immediately” test a payment model for Medicare to pay “no more than the most-favored-nation price,” meaning the lowest price paid in other developed countries, for specific “high-cost” prescription drugs and products. … [Read more...] about Trump signs new executive order aimed at lowering drug prices
It also requires issuing new federal rules, a complex process that might not be done by Election Day. Determining prices paid by other countries could be challenging as negotiations between governments and drug makers often are kept confidential. … [Read more...] about Trump Signs New, Expanded Executive Order to Lower US Drug Prices