White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and National Economic Council advisor Brian Deese briefed reporters Friday to detail President Biden’s latest executive orders aimed at helping American families and small businesses facing financial struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden will sign an executive order Friday to attempt to maximize the federal government’s existing resources to support families, with an emphasis on providing food assistance to low-income families.
BIDEN TO SIGN 2 EXECUTIVE ORDERS AIMED AT PANDEMIC-RELATED FOOD ASSISTANCE, WORKER NEEDS.
The order states that Americans have the right to retain their food assistance benefits if they refuse a job opportunity that carries a risk to their health.
The second executive order will seek to provide improved protections and benefits for federal workers during the pandemic.
The order will strengthen collective bargaining power for federal workers, among other initiatives meant to ensure they receive proper benefits, the new administration claimed.