Enhanced unemployment benefits are set to expire on Friday, yet Congress continues to debate what will be included in the upcoming coronavirus relief bill.
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
On Friday, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended the recent deployment of federal agents to Portland. Her support of the effort, which was undertaken by the Trump administration in a bid to quell a recent outbreak of riots, came during a press briefing at the White House.
The Department of Justice has arrested 18 rioters in Portland, Oregon. On Friday, Attorney General William Barr charged the 18 individuals with federal crimes, including assault on a federal officer, arson, property damage and trespassing.
The White House is continuing their push to reopen schools, despite canceling large events like the Republican National Convention. On Friday, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany reiterated the Trump administration’s stance on getting students back into the classroom.
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany commented on allegations that Russia is trying steal coronavirus vaccine data. She confirmed the Trump administration is aware of the allegations and acknowledged Russian intelligence agencies are believed to be behind the effort.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany kicked off Thursday’s briefing by saying President Trump took swift action to roll back burdens and regulations that were imposed during the Obama administration.