On Thursday, President Joe Biden has requested for “Congress to extend the eviction moratorium set to expire on Saturday that prohibits landlords nationwide from evicting certain tenants who fail to pay rent amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to @cnn.
On last month, an order was issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that allowed the moratorium to stay in place until Saturday, July 31st.
“Given the recent spread of the Delta variant, including among those Americans both most likely to face evictions and lacking vaccinations, President Biden would have strongly supported a decision by the CDC to further extend this eviction moratorium to protect renters at this moment of heightened vulnerability,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated.
She also continued to say that “the Supreme Court has made clear that this option is no longer available.”
The leaders in the Democratic party stated they are working with congress to extend the deadline, according to CNN.
“We are talking to our members; we are going to whip an extension through 12/31 and see if there are the votes to pass it. You should ask senators their thoughts on if they are going to pass something!” a senior House Democratic aide told CNN.