House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is urging the Biden administration to extend the federal eviction moratorium that ended on Saturday. Since Democrats failed to renew it on Friday, they’ve been clashing with Biden over who needs do it in a game of hot potato.

“It is unfathomable that we would not act to prevent people from being evicted,” Pelosi said in a statement on Monday, doubling down on her call for the White House to step in.

The eviction moratorium ended on July 31, and 6 million people are at risk of being evicted in the coming months. An emergency rental relief program that formed part of Biden’s stimulus has been very slow in distributing aid to many renters.

Pelosi, along with Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Democratic whip James Clyburn, on Sunday called the measure “a moral imperative” to keep Americans in their homes during another surge in COVID-19 cases.

The statements came after the White House said Thursday it would allow the eviction ban to expire, arguing a Supreme Court decision had tied its hands. It called on Congress to act. But House Democrats failed to renew it on Friday and lawmakers headed to their home districts for a summer recess that will stretch into late September.

Some Democrats are ramping up pressure to bring the House back into session so they take action on renewing the moratorium with new legislation. But they likely don’t have enough votes to do it, given resistance from moderate Democrats.

Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri, a progressive Democrat, has slept on the steps of the Capitol since Friday evening.

She told Insider on Saturday morning that Democrats needed to take up a new bill on the moratorium immediately.

“We were elected to do the hard things,” Bush said. “How are we going to say to the American people.. we’re allowing 7 million people to not have homes while Democrats are in the majority?”

Other Democrats said the party should take responsibility for failing to act.

“We have to really just call a spade a spade,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a CNN interview on Sunday. “We cannot in good faith blame the Republican Party when House Democrats have the majority,” the New York congresswoman said.

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14 thoughts on “Biden Clashes with Progressive Democrats”
  1. These people that are being evicted were hauling in 4,000 to 6,000 a month, what did they do with that money which should have been used to pay their rent. but no they spent it on adult toys, tvs, you name it , and they just threw their rent aside thinking the government would make it up. they deserve to get evicted. How are the landlords suppose tp pay their rents when the tenents won’t pay. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH NOW THEY CAN GET THEIR GOOD FOR NOTHING BUTTS OUT AND WORK FOR A LIVING. STOP THE FREE MONEY. STOP THE UNEMPLOYMENT. DID THEY THINK THEY COULD GO ON FOREVER SITTING AT HOME SPENDING MONEY AND NOT PAYING THEIR RENT? WHEN I GO SHOPPING WITH THE FEW DOLLARS I HAVE I SEE ALL THESE GROWN MEN SHOPPING FILLING UP THEIR Carts with everything in sight. WHY ARE THEY OUT SHOPPING WHEN THEY SHOULD BE WORKING? WITH HIRING SIGNS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND THEY SAY THEY CAN’T FIND A JOB. IT IS BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO WORK WHEN THEY CAN MAKE MORE MONEY SITTING AT HOME. I LIVE ON 700 DOLLARS A MONTH. I WORKED TILL I WAS 70 YEARS OLD. AND BECAUSE OF AN ACCIDENT WHICH MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO WORK ANY MORE OR ELSE I WOULD STILL BE OUT THERE WORKING. I CAN’T GET UNEMPLOYMENT BUT I DON’T WANT IT EITHER. SUPPORT OUR COUNTRY AND GET YOUR BUTTS BACK TO WORK.

  2. DOES PELOSI FEEL ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON AT SOUTHERN BORDER UNFATHOMABLE? TEEN GIRLS AND THEIR FAMILIES BEING EXPLOITED BY THE CARTELS ,SOME RAPED, SOME CHILDREN DYING ON THEIR JOURNEY COMING HERE OR MAYBE JUST SEX TRAFFICKING OR MAYBE THE EXORBITANT AMOUNT OF FENTANYL THAT’S COMING INTO OUR COUNTRY AND SOON WILL BE AN EPIDEMIC HERE! SUICIDE’S ARE ALREADY UP WITH TEENAGERS! PELOSI IS PURE EVIL!

  3. Stop giving money to the Illegal immigrants it is a crime to hand them money and treating our homeless like dirt and now we want to add more this is like I am living in a third grade Country

  4. LISTEN UP…GOD’S BLESSING is STILL with PREZ TRUMP NOT PREZ BIDEN. BIDEN’S HOUSE Shall CRUMBLE and FALL. AMERICA’S FOREFATHERS Prospe red Because THEY Put GOD First. YOU Can NOT Put GOD Last and Expect to Be BLESSED. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

  5. Heres what needs to happen instead of paying for illegals to have “free” stuff and and since the Dems insist on spending us into oblivion, and given the fact they never want covid to end,instead of paying renters why now pay oh the landlord directly either through direct payments or tax credits of some sort the property owner is the one taking the hit in more than one way,when something breaks or needs repairing he or she is responsible so in actually the renter lives free and the one who takes the risk gets the shaft……..but according to AOC (aka box of rocks)the man deserves it

  6. Those people have had a year to get out and get a job to pay their own rent and the taxpayers should not pay another penny to let them live off the rent free covid-19 bullshit.

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