White House Disputes Pelosi, Says CDC Can’t Renew Eviction Ban

The White House said Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) doesn’t have the authority to issue another eviction ban after some Democrats called on the Biden administration to take action. A growing chorus of Democrat voices, led by left-wing members of Congress, over the weekend urged the White House to unilaterally issue an order to renew the ban, which was handed down by the CDC last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The House of Representatives, meanwhile, adjourned for its scheduled August recess period, meaning that no congressional action could be taken. But White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration lacks the “legal authority for a new, targeted eviction moratorium.” “Our team is redoubling efforts to identify all available legal authorities to provide necessary protections,” Psaki said on Monday. “In the meantime, the President will continue to do everything in his power to help renters from …Read More

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