President Trump Takes Executive Action On Coronavirus Relief, Bypassing Congress

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Bypassing Congress on Saturday, President Trump issued a set of executive orders and memoranda to deliver emergency pandemic aid. The actions are ambiguous and raise a lot of questions. We break down what they mean for Massachusetts with Marie-Frances Rivera, President at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.

We also hear from Michael Capuano, former Massachusetts Congressman and now the public affairs director for Foley and Lardner, and from WBUR legal analyst Nancy Gertner. She's a retired federal judge and a senior lecturer at Harvard Law School.

This segment aired on August 10, 2020.

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