Trump’s Directives Were Supposed to Offer Relief. Most May Not.


It isn’t clear if President Trump has the authority to go through with declaring aid through executive order. That means that aid could still be weeks or months away, and if we want aid sooner, congress still needs to act.


Because Congress controls federal spending, at least some of the measures will almost certainly be challenged in court. Or they may become moot if Congress reaches a deal.


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