Biden administration fearful of Supreme Court stance on extending eviction moratorium

The White House is expressing fresh concerns that any further challenge of a June decision by the U.S. Supreme Court requiring a federal eviction moratorium to expire absent an act of Congress could ultimately result in the justices finding that similar initiatives using emergency funds to aid renters must also fall, as the Washington Examiner notes.

“It is a consideration that I think, you know, may have affected some of us,” said Gene Sperling, a high-ranking economic adviser within the administration, in response to a question on whether a further extension of the moratorium might meet the same fate as the previous one.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reportedly also acknowledged the danger, though she stated that the president “is keeping the option open to stop evictions,” the Examiner added, with Sperling also suggesting that the administration was “double, triple, and quadruple checking” whether it might have authority to prolong the ban, as NBC News noted.

It was last week that the administration declared its intention to permit the expiration of a nationwide eviction ban put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic, claiming that it had no authority to do otherwise due to the aforementioned SCOTUS ruling determining that any extensions would require Congressional action, according to the Associated Press.

Though the administration urged Congress to take swift steps to extend the federal ban on evictions, House Democrats were unable to muster the necessary support before adjourning for a planned August recess, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing to put the blame Friday on the eleventh-hour nature of the crisis.

“We only learned of this yesterday — not enough time to socialize it within our caucus as well as to build the consensus, especially in a time of COVID,” she explained, according to Reuters.

With the White House and congressional Democrats pointing accusatory fingers at one another over the lapse in renter safeguards, the Biden administration urged landlords across the nation to delay evictions for at least a month and implored state and local authorities to find solutions of their own to the problems likely to follow from the federal moratorium’s expiration, as USA Today added.

In expressing her rage at the situation on Saturday, Rep. Cory Bush (D-MO) said on Saturday, “The eviction moratorium expires tonight at midnight. We could have extended it yesterday, but some Democrats went on vacation instead.”

Considering the growing outrage from the far-left of the Democrat Party — several members of the progressive “Squad” went so far as to camp out at the Capitol Friday night in protest of their colleagues’ inaction that allowed lapse in renter protections — the specter of Supreme Court intervention against additional extensions of aid of this nature clearly poses a real threat to the Biden coalition, and the administration is justified in its concern.

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Gerald S Ladd (@guest_385358)
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1 month ago

The supreme court said no. The CDC said yes. This is what tyranny looks like.

Lois Emmajane Shubert (@guest_385280)
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1 month ago

it is unfair to the landlords to keep this on. They depend on the rent to keep their property.

Mary Carter (@guest_385372)
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Reply to  Lois Emmajane Shubert
1 month ago

The property will not be repaired or properly taken care of resulting in more slums in our new third world America.

Leonard Pribish (@guest_385256)
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1 month ago

If you act like you are on vacation all the time and buying boats and crap you should be kicked out all the illegals get everything for free so why not the bums I have a nice tent for you and Nancy would like you in SF or LA.

Lori A Lepore (@guest_385244)
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1 month ago

If people staying home and collecting unemployment which is more than what they made, why so hard to pay rent?? I’ve been paying my mortgage with no problems. Plus the child care credit. If there not working why need the money to pay daycare.?? I’m just not understanding this can someone shed some light please??

graceythecat (@guest_385233)
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1 month ago

communist democrat cult party members are only looking to bankrupt our country with foolish freebies!

Joan Paglieroni (@guest_385231)
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1 month ago

I don’t understand this Congress! It seems like vacations are more important to them than the crisis of many individuals being evicted from their homes! What is happening to America!!

edward j zawada (@guest_385173)
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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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Michael S Dowling (@guest_385158)
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1 month ago

You have to pay to play……. why pay rent if you don’t have too.. nice to help the renters. what about the guy that owns the building. They still have to pay for what you are ripping them off of.

GennieB (@guest_385162)
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Reply to  Michael S Dowling
1 month ago

That’s Demos getting rid of the landlord that are not huge corp’s. most of these getting saved from evictions are on welfare and rent subsidy. but these here are like third world county’s, they have 600 dollar cell phones but can not afford birth control. makes a lot of sense hu???

Jack Retter (@guest_385155)
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1 month ago

Should have paid your rent with stimulus money instead of buying a new cell phone or Xbox…thats what it was for!!! Now stop crying and go get a job creepy Joe ain’t gonna pay your bills with taxpayers money anymore

Gwendolyn (@guest_385143)
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1 month ago

Why aren’t they paying ? They have been getting unemployment benefits from state and federal which in most cases was more then what they were making at a job. They should have to pay rent or mortgage payments period.

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Reply to  Gwendolyn
1 month ago

Not everybody got unemployment.

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Reply to  Sharon Ammons
1 month ago

Too bad so sad , everyplace has been desperate for help

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Reply to  Gwendolyn
1 month ago

Exactly, who is compensating those who have to pay the mortgages? I thought the extra money was so people could pay their rent

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1 month ago

If they don’t pay then they shouldn’t be allowed to stay. PERIOD They knew that when they started renting.

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