White House considers measures to boost economy without Congress

WASHINGTON — The White House is considering another delay in the deadline for filing federal taxes, along with additional measures aimed at providing economic relief for Americans that can be adopted without legislation from Congress, two people familiar with the discussions said.

Tax Day has already been pushed to July 15 but could be extended further to Sept. 15, or as late as Dec. 15, these people said, though administration officials stressed that no decision has been made.

Another proposal under consideration is a moratorium on new federal regulations, and White House officials are looking into whether the president can take executive action to protect businesses from lawsuits if employees become infected with coronavirus while on the job. Lawmakers have discussed some liability protection but administration officials see the issue as urgent.

Source: NBC