If successful, this dangerous precedent would open the door to major expansions of the social safety net without congressional approval.
Less than one week into the Biden presidency, the new administration issued a series of executive orders focused on COVID-19 economic relief.
One such order seeks to expand food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.
In fact, Congress eventually did just that — expanding benefits by 15 percent in the COVID-19 relief package passed last month.
The American public has been largely supportive of efforts by Congress to provide economic relief to struggling households.