President Joe Biden’s administration yesterday urged lawmakers to extend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) moratorium even further, saying the CDC cannot extend the moratorium because of a recent Supreme Court decision.
The House deputy today suspended the session for the August recess without acting on the measure after the Democratic leadership tried and failed to secure votes. The CDC moratorium ends at a time of vulnerability for tenants as the delta version of the virus continues to spread in many parts of the country.
State and local governments have struggled to distribute $47 billion in federal funds to help tenants who cannot pay rent because of the crisis, putting many at risk of being forced out of their homes when the moratorium ends. it happens.
Republicans criticized the extension of the moratorium and called on the administration to help speed up the delivery of rental aid approved by Congress. The moratorium, stemming from an executive order signed by then-President Donald Trump last August, protects tenants who haven’t paid their monthly rent from being moved out of their homes if they declare financial hardship. He still has rent arrears.
The moratorium was originally scheduled to end on December 31, 2020, but Congress extended it to the end of January, and the CDC extended the order three times.
Fonte: Dow Jones Newswire.