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Eviction Moratorium Expires Saturday, Pelosi Races to Extend the Ban

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The nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday, causing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to say it is a “moral imperative” for her colleagues to act, and urging the Biden administration to get involved.

On Thursday the Biden administration said its hands are tied due to the Supreme Court’s signaling the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. Deflecting responsibility, the White House said it would have liked to extend the federal eviction moratorium in light of the new delta variant, but Biden did nothing and called on Congress to act.

Last month the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 opinion, allowed the eviction ban to continue only until the end of July. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who voted in the majority, made clear he would block any additional extensions unless there was “clear and specific congressional authorization.”

Pelosi then turned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying Friday, “we would like the CDC to expand the moratorium; that’s where it can be done.” The House is preparing to leave Friday for a scheduled recess.

While Democrats are asking for more time, which means more money, “lawmakers said state governments have been slow to distribute the money. On Friday they said only some $3 billion has been spent.” The Associated Press reports:

By the end of March, 6.4 million American households were behind on their rent, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. As of July 5, roughly 3.6 million people in the U.S. said they faced eviction in the next two months, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey.

Some places are likely to see spikes in people being evicted starting Monday, while other jurisdictions will see an increase in court filings that will lead to evictions over several months.

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  1. soundmind

    July 31, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Parasite Pelosi isn’t “racing” to do anything since this doesn’t benefit her, given her uncaring attitude towards ALL Americans (think the dowdy stumpy clinton woman). Residents being evicted and homes foreclosed translates to having more Americans powerless and helpless, more victims for Parasite and her sagging accomplices to target with cruel and abusive schemes. She’ll never let such an opportunity pass.

  2. James Neumann

    July 31, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    No. They are in this country illegally and many are criminals, rapists, child molesters, drug dealers and we should not be rewarding them when millions of of our own citizens to make ends meet. Why’d should we reward people for “BREAKING THE LAW.

  3. DUANE Fogle

    August 1, 2021 at 10:50 am

    LEO,FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR BEING A GOD-SEND!! YOUR PRESENCE MADE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, HAS GIVEN US, ALL,EVEN MORE ASSURANCE OF KNOWING OUR FAITH AND WORK IS NOT IN VAIN 🇺🇸♥️🙏✝️

  4. soundmind

    August 2, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Pelosi & Racketeers Inc have zero sentiment or feeling for those who couldn’t pay their rent or face home foreclosures due to the lockdowns and business shut-downs. Uglier still, are those supposed-conservatives who debase renters as “lazy” because their are many who regard renters as “low class” but have only kind words to issue or post for home owners. It is the fault of GOVERNMENT & THEIR ACCOMPLICES who have created this chaos AGAINST ALL AMERICANS and not the fault of renters nor home owners. Pretentious conservatives should put their hates aside to address these matters which effect all of us and not just some.

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Biden Admin Announces First COVID Shots For Kids Under 5 Likely By June 21

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On Thursday, the Biden administration announced that children under 5 will be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccination doses as soon as June 21, if regulators authorize the shots for this age group as expected.

According to the Associated Press, White House COVID-19 coordinator Ashish Jha “said the Food and Drug Administration’s outside panel of advisers will meet on June 14-15 to evaluate the Pfizer and Moderna shots for younger kids. Shipments to doctors’ offices and pediatric care facilities would begin soon after FDA authorization, with the first shots possible the following week.”

Jha added that states can begin placing orders for the pediatric vaccines on Friday and the administration will initially have 10 million doses available.

“Our expectation is that within weeks every parent who wants their child to get vaccinated will be able to get an appointment,” Jha said. “At the end of the day we all want to move fast, but we’ve got to get it right.”

The news comes the week after Pfizer announced that three doses of their vaccine offers strong protection against COVID-19 in children under 5.  However, according to former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a third dose is unnecessary because the vaccines do not prevent infection.

“I think the decision matrix has changed around the vaccine for [ages] 6 months to 4 years old and so far as we know that the vaccine isn’t as protective at preventing infection,” Gottlieb said. “Previously, we had data showing that the childhood vaccine for 6 months to 4 years wasn’t as protective against infection as the adult vaccine.”

“That’s the reason why they pushed it out and asked for that third dose. But now, if the goal of the vaccine is to get baseline immunity in the kids to prevent really bad outcomes, and you’re really not using the vaccine as a tool to prevent infection in the first place, two doses could do that,” he added.

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Kamala Harris Tests Positive For COVID-19

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On Tuesday, the White House announced that Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19 and is not currently showing symptoms.

“Today, Vice President Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on rapid and PCR tests,” said Kirsten Allen, press secretary to the vice president. “She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the Vice President’s residence. She has not been a close contact to the President or First Lady due to their respective recent travel schedules. She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative.”

Harris wrote on Twitter that she was going to continue to isolate and is showing no symptoms.

“Today I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms, and I will continue to isolate and follow CDC guidelines. I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted,” Harris tweeted.

Harris last reportedly saw President Biden at the Easter Egg Roll on April 18 before leaving for California, which she returned from on April 25.

The vice president has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and has received two booster shots, receiving the second booster on April 1.

“Yesterday I received my second COVID-19 booster shot,” Harris tweeted on April 2. “We know that getting vaccinated is the best form of protection from this virus and boosters are critical in providing an additional level of protection. If you haven’t received your first booster—do it today.”

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