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U.S. House Democrats seek eviction moratorium extension through Oct. 18

EconomyAug 01, 2021 09:15PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A sleeping bag is seen on the chair of U.S. Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) who spent the night on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to highlight the upcoming expiration of the pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions, in Washi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday called on the Biden administration to immediately extend a moratorium on housing evictions through Oct. 18.

The moratorium, related to the coronavirus pandemic, expired at midnight on Saturday. The request was made through a statement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top leaders.

"House leadership is calling on the administration to immediately extend the moratorium," the Democratic leaders said.

President Joe Biden on Thursday asked Congress to extend the deadline, citing the COVID-19 Delta variant that is taking hold in the United States.

But Congress, possibly lacking the votes to approve such an extension, failed to act after a Republican lawmaker blocked a move in the House to immediately bring up a bill under the unanimous consent of the chamber.

It was unclear whether the administration has the authority to extend the moratorium using its executive powers and without Congress acting.

More than 15 million people in 6.5 million households are currently behind on their rental payments.

U.S. House Democrats seek eviction moratorium extension through Oct. 18
 

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ZS Beck
ZS Beck Aug 01, 2021 11:00PM ET
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Only?Why not forever with an unlimited stimulus check. This ridiculous. Why from my tax money do I want to pay lazy people to rent?
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Kaveh Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:16PM ET
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These protestors evicted themselves from tents, chairs they setup. What’s a joke
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Keng He Aug 01, 2021 10:13PM ET
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it is not legal
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aria vuu Aug 01, 2021 9:53PM ET
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they are behind on their payments because they are taking advantage of the moratorium. their big unemployment paycheck is more than enough to pay their rent but why pay if you can live free and then move to a new rental while screwing their previous landlords
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aria vuu Aug 01, 2021 9:53PM ET
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they are behind on their payments because they are taking advantage of the moratorium. their big unemployment paycheck is more than enough to pay their rent but why pay if you can live free and then move to a new rental while screwing their previous landlords
Bill Ackman
Bill Ackman Aug 01, 2021 9:25PM ET
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Boooming US economy
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Raymond Huggard Aug 01, 2021 9:22PM ET
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Get … a … job!!!!!
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steven edwards Aug 01, 2021 9:22PM ET
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Starting salary in congress is $174,000 + benefits, around three times the national median household salary in the US. Nancy Pelosi, a career politician, has a reported networth of over $150 million and owns several properties including at least one vineyard in her state, while homeless people line the streets. Democrats only care about putting money and power into their own hands, while making the rest of society perpetually dependent on the government. Ask Nancy Pelosi how many of the homeless people in her state stay rent free in any of her properties...nay, find ANY democrat member of Congress who allows anybody to stay on any of their properties rent free. Even Bernie Sanders, communist, owns three properties.
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And you think the republicans would help, cause it was a republican who blocked the House from taking up a bill to extend. The republicans would never have extended the moratorium the last time. republicans do nothing for the middle class on for the rich and for corporations.
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you made a real uneducated trump supporter steven or is it eddie eddie eddie.
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steven edwards Aug 01, 2021 9:22PM ET
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Me comment  Nice gaslighting, but republicans are not the ones have been pushing for this (as you clearly pointed out)...even the title of the article says democrats. So your argument is completely irrelevant, as you are trying to suggest that I am - or republicans are - in favor of anybody being required to let others live on their property for free. The only hypocrites in this situation are democrats. Also, no need for personal attacks. Your post history is very concerning, so I am flagging your posts that are in violation of terms here regarding personal attacks against other users. If you have your own comments, you are free to make them...no need to act childishly attacking people who do not share your opinions. One thing I think we can agree on, Trump is still living rent free in your head.
 
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