Biden keeping ‘emergency’ COVID powers until May to ‘get everything done’
President Biden said Tuesday that he extended the national emergency declaration for COVID-19 until May 11 to “get everything done.”
Biden gave the explanation hours after announcing the extension — as the Supreme Court prepares for February arguments on his attempt to put $400 billion toward student loan forgiveness by citing the emergency.
“We’ve extended it to May the 15th to make sure we get everything done. That’s all,” Biden said, misstating the end date he ordered, while departing the White House for a trip to promote a rail project in New York City.