VIRUS OUTBREAK NV SISOLAK

\In this May 7, 2020, file photo, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during a news conference in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak responded on Monday to President Donald Trump's executive orders signed over the weekend, which were done in response to ongoing national relief package discussions.

The statement from the governor's office said he is "disappointed that the federal government could not come together to pass an extension of the fully federally funded unemployment benefits, at a time when State and local governments are facing severe budget shortfalls and many workers are jobless through no fault of their own."

Sisolak went on to say Trump needs to work with Congress to pass a full aid package to help states fight the virus and protect residents. 

"At this time, the State's Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) is analyzing the potential cost to the state to implement the program announced by President Trump this weekend, but all states are waiting on new guidance from FEMA and the U.S. Department of Labor on how the program will be implemented," the statement said. 

Sisolak said he will continue to advocate for additional federal support.

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(15) comments

Ventura Capitalist

RESIGN you ignorant, incompetent fool.

sisolakisascumbag

Sisolak KILLED PEOPLE when he banned lifesaving medication from being prescribed to China Virus patients. INDICT SISOLAK THE CHINA, OBOZO PUPPET for MURDER.

stotz

The governor needs to go.

MicheleR58

And yesterday wasn't soon enough!

jmcgregor85

The Republicans offered to extend the $600 for a couple weeks until they came to an agreement which Pelosi refused and said it was insulting. Sisolak blames Trump for something that Congress couldn't do. Trump could cure cancer and there would be an outcry and the media and government would complain how it will impact the medical industry.

Mediumjeep

The communist boob ! This governor is horrible,just there as a stoog for communist liberals!

NevadaQTruth

Perfect, Trump does what the house and senate didn’t and the Governor tells Trump to work with the ineffective Congress. The state can’t get COVID or unemployment right and they are going to get mail in voting right ... not absentee voting, total mail in voting. Love or hate Trump, if you can’t admit at least he’s trying to help the common man you are not watching. Just crazy !

qwerty123

Yes, Congress has absolutely failed the American people, but the actions of the president are troubling. If he was trying to help the common man he would not be trying to cut the payroll tax that funds social security. Also it is unconstitutional the power of the purse lies with congress. We have checks and balances to prevent one person from having too much power.

MicheleR58

But, if was okay for the former Muslim prezzie aka Obama to do as he pleased. I get it now.

Nevermore

The. Black Messiah could do no wrong.

qwerty123

It was wrong then, just as it is wrong today. Fun fact 2 different people on opposite sides can both do bad things.

sisolakisascumbag

Shut up dummy, hes not cutting social security

qwerty123

I never said he was, he is cutting the revenue stream for social security which could have devastating repercussions.

BilboBaggins

We actual U.S. taxpayers fully realize the Social Security tax that is listed on our W2s and levied on every paycheck is what funds Social Security and not the Payroll Tax.

MicheleR58

Spot on!

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