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Sgent's Journal
Sgent's Journal
July 31, 2021

House fails to extend eviction moratorium ahead of 6-week recess

Source: ABC News

House Democrats' attempt to pass an extension of the eviction moratorium via unanimous consent request failed late Friday ahead of a six-week recess. The moratorium will end Saturday.

"Everybody knew this was happening. We were sounding the alarm about this issue," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., told reporters in a gaggle outside Pelosi's office. She was joined by Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., who has been outspoken about the time she spent homeless in pushing for the extension of the moratorium.

"The court order was not yesterday, the court order was not Monday, the court order was a month ago," Ocasio Cortez continued. "We had a financial services hearing about it, members were bringing alarms to the administration about it."

"The fact that the [White House] statement came out just yesterday is unacceptable. It is unacceptable," she said. "I want to make that very clear, because the excuses that we've been hearing about it, I do not accept them."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-fails-to-extend-eviction-moratorium-ahead-of-6-week-recess/ar-AAMLwIr?ocid=entnewsntp

I agree with AOC that this is a clusterfuck. In a lot of states if they pass it in two weeks it will be soon enough to prevent evictions, but in many southern states there will be thousands or more homeless in two weeks.

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