Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) tweeted, “The president is doing all he can to help workers, students and renters, but Congress is the one who should be acting. Democrats should stop blocking common sense proposals to help students going back to school & college & parents going back to work who need child care.”

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a Trump ally, tweeted, “I appreciate the President taking this decisive action but would much prefer a congressional agreement. I believe President Trump would prefer the same.”

Rep. Justin Amash (L-Mich.), a vocal Trump critic who left the Republican Party in 2019, tweeted, “Our Constitution doesn’t authorize the president to act as king whenever Congress doesn’t legislate.”