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Biden Urges Extension of Eviction Ban, Days Before It Ends

  • About 7.4 million Americans behind on rent, Census Bureau says
  • AOC faults White House for waiting to seek extension
President Joe Biden 

President Joe Biden 

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President Joe Biden urged Congress to extend a moratorium on home evictions, just two days before it’s set to expire, after the pandemic took a turn for the worse in the U.S. and economic growth in the second quarter missed forecasts.

“The president calls on Congress to extend the eviction moratorium to protect such vulnerable renters and their families without delay,” the White House said in a statement.