President Biden is expected to deliver remarks and sign two executive orders, one of which would increase federal food assistance and streamline the delivery of stimulus checks, as the president attempts to stabilize the economy without congressional assistance amid the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr. Biden will ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow states to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits — commonly known as food stamps — by 15%. Mr. Biden’s order will also aim to streamline the delivery of stimulus checks for those who have not yet received their direct payments.
The president is expected to also issue a second executive order to improve collecting bargaining power and protections for federal workers, and direct the Office of Personnel Management to develop recommendations to increase the minimum wage for federal employees to $15 per hour.
#CoronavirusRelief #PresidentBiden #ExecutiveOrders
CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the CBS All Access subscription service.
Subscribe to the CBS News YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/cbsnews
Watch CBSN live: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7c
Download the CBS News app: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8
Follow CBS News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cbsnews/
Like CBS News on Facebook: http://facebook.com/cbsnews
Follow CBS News on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cbsnews
Subscribe to our newsletters: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T
Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites like Star Trek Discovery anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free: http://bit.ly/1OQA29B