And if someone wants to sue the President wouldnt he need standing ?
From Polutical’s ‘s (otherwise horribly biased report)...
“The president signed a memorandum directing the use of funds from FEMAs Disaster Relief Fund, or DRF, which has an unobligated balance of $79 billion, to provide for an additional $400 per week in unemployment benefits. The disaster aid that could be used would be capped at $44 billion. “
Gee, I’m surprised there’s an “unobligated balance” anywhere in DC!
The PUA program, now paying benefits to the self employed, is using FEMA statutes as it’s legal foundation. Fema statutes require a person to be ineligible for any other benefits in order to qualify for Disaster Unemployment (or PUA). I’d be curious how an executive order can legally get around that.
The other concern I have is that it sets a precedent for the next liberal president to go wild with executive orders.