Despite previously extending the eviction moratorium, President Biden is facing backlash from those on the left for allowing the ban to expire.
In June, the Biden administration extended the federal eviction moratorium until July 31st, 2021, with the objective of aiding Americans economically impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns. The decision was supported by the CDC.
In a statement, the CDC wrote, “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
Lawmakers and citizens believe the moratorium should continue due to a rise in COVID-19 cases and the spread of the delta variant. Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez said, “We cannot in good faith blame the Republican Party when House Democrats have a majority.”
AOC joined Representative Cori Bush in camping outside of the Capitol in protest. “I don’t plan to leave before some type of change happens,” Bush said. However, the House already paused for its August recess.
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