Economy1 hour ago (Aug 01, 2021 09:15PM ET)
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A sleeping bag is seen on the chair of U.S. Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) who spent the night on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to highlight the upcoming expiration of the pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions, in Washi
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday called on the Biden administration to immediately extend a moratorium on housing evictions through Oct. 18.
The moratorium, related to the coronavirus pandemic, expired at midnight on Saturday. The request was made through a statement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top leaders.
“House leadership is calling on the administration to immediately extend the moratorium,” the Democratic leaders said.