Trump Says White House To Seek Possible Payroll Tax Relief Amid Virus Outbreak

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The Capitol Hill office door of Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has a sign that reads, "This office is closed until futher notice," shown Monday, March 9, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Gosar said they're isolating themselves after determining they had contact with a person at a Maryland political conference who got COVID-19. (AP Photo/Padmananda Rama)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump said Monday his administration will ask Congress to pass payroll tax relief, as he looks to calm financial markets’ fears over the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.

Trump told reporters that the administration was seeking “very substantial relief.” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Larry Kudlow, the director of the national economic council, were expected to make the request of Senate Republicans on Tuesday afternoon.


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