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Biden to Sign Executive Orders to Boost Pandemic Aid, Expand Federal Worker Protections

Posted on AllSides January 22nd, 2021
From The Center
politics, Executive Orders, Joe Biden

President Biden will sign a pair of executive orders Friday to strengthen the federal safety net, boost economic relief and enhance worker protections, as the U.S. continues to recover from the pandemic-induced recession.

Mr. Biden will ask agencies across the government to take immediate steps to enhance federal benefits, such as expanding food assistance, improving distribution of stimulus checks and clarifying that workers may refuse jobs with unsafe working conditions and still qualify for unemployment benefits, administration officials said Thursday.

He also intends to issue a second order that would...

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