Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive orders to provide additional relief to Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The President acted to provide relief to Americans impacted by the pandemic,” said Hoeven. “Given the stalemate in discussions on the next phase of COVID-19 relief, the President is using all options to provide support to the American people. The President’s executive orders will provide an additional $400 in unemployment benefits to help those who lost their jobs due to COVID-19, continue relief for student loan borrowers, and prevent evictions. At the same time, we need to continue working to find consensus on targeted legislation to help safely reopen schools, provide funding for more testing, continue supporting small businesses, including our farmers and ranchers, and assist those most in need.”