Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leading House Democrats have called on the White House to disregard a Supreme Court ruling and extend the national moratorium on evictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pelosi and the other top House Democratic leaders urged President Joe Biden’s administration to extend the eviction moratorium until Oct. 18, and said in a joint statement that doing so is a “moral imperative.”
The moratorium—introduced last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent landlords from evicting low-income tenants during the pandemic—expired over the weekend after Congress failed to pass legislation extending it.
“Action is needed, and it must come from the [Biden] administration,” Pelosi and the other top House Democrats said Sunday. “That is why House leadership is calling on the administration to immediately extend the moratorium.”