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Progressives Blast White House for Allowing Eviction Moratorium to Expire

HeadlineAug 03, 2021

In Washington, D.C., President Biden and Democratic leaders faced backlash Monday from progressives who blasted them for allowing a federal moratorium on evictions to expire. At the White House, presidential adviser Gene Sperling said a June Supreme Court ruling prevented the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from taking steps to extend the moratorium without congressional action — despite the worsening pandemic.

Gene Sperling: “To date, the CDC director and her team have been unable to find legal authority even for a more targeted eviction moratorium that would focus just on counties with higher rates of COVID spread.”

Missouri Congressmember Cori Bush — who has been camped out on the steps of the Capitol since Friday in protest — spoke briefly with Vice President Kamala Harris Monday and reportedly came away disappointed. Joining the protest Monday were New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders, who tweeted, “It’s outrageous that in the middle of a deadly pandemic the eviction moratorium has ended. … We cannot allow people to be thrown onto the streets.” 

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