Kudlow said he ‘spoke out of turn’ when saying unemployment benefits can only be extended by Congress
- White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said he “spoke out of turn” earlier this week when he said unemployment benefits can only be extended by Congress.
- President Donald Trump signed four executive orders Saturday night to bypass Congress and provide new actions on temporary benefits concerning unemployment, student loans, evictions and foreclosures, and the payroll tax.
- Kudlow said Sunday morning that the administration expects a debate and the orders might end up in court, but “the president decided to take action on his own” after weeks of fighting between the Democrat-controlled House and Republican Senate.
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White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday that he regretted saying unemployment benefits can only be extended by Congress.
Kudlow appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, where host Dana Bash pressed him on the comment he made while appearing on Fox Business Network that he didn’t think extending the benefits could be done “administratively,” but “required an act of Congress.”
“I’m not the lawyer and I probably spoke out of turn there,” Kudlow told Bash on Sunday.