Two decrees to fight poverty in the United States. This was announced by the White House economic adviser on Friday, January 22. More precisely, three days after his inauguration, Joe Biden will take two presidential decrees, one to increase food aid and the other to strengthen the social rights of state employees. The move comes as millions of Americans, minorities in particular, have fallen into poverty due to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from not having enough to eat”, said Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council, during a briefing with journalists. “This includes one in five black and Latino adults, according to the most recent survey”, he added. Regarding the second decree, “These measures will help make the federal government a model employer and restore the social protections for career civil servants that are so essential to the country.”, commented the National Economic Council in a note.
Pending the vote on the $ 1.9 trillion emergency economic aid plan unveiled last week, the new president wants to provide immediate aid to Americans most in difficulty, the official said.