Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Trump Says He’ll Ask Congress for Extra Economic Stimulus

  • President pushes long-sought payroll tax cut as spur to hiring
  • Senate plans to wait on next round of relief until July
President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

Photographer: Samuel Corum/The New York Times/Bloomberg

Updated on

President Donald Trump said he’ll ask Congress to pass more economic stimulus, including a payroll tax cut, even after the government reported a surprise improvement in U.S. unemployment on Friday.

“We’ll be going for a payroll tax cut, we think that’ll be incredible in terms of what we’re doing because again we’re going to be bigger, stronger, better than we ever were,” Trump said in remarks at the White House to celebrate the jobs report.