House Democrats Urge Biden to Extend Pause on Evictions

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), along with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Democrat Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-Md.) joined progressives to call on the Biden administration to extend the eviction moratorium until Oct. 18. In a written statement on Monday, House Leadership said the pandemic is not over yet and those people who cannot pay their rent need Congress to extend the moratorium so states can distribute the funds previously allocated by the federal government. “The virus is still a threat. The moratorium must be extended, and the funds Congress allocated to assist renters and landlords must be spent,” said the House leaders. “An extension of the moratorium is based on public health and the delta variant. It will also give more time to allow the money that Congress allocated to finally flow. “We call upon the Treasury Department to indicate how the funds …Read More

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