The Biden administration just requested on Monday for the Supreme Court to extend the eviction moratorium as the delta variant of COVID has led to new restrictions.
The original policy launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in September has been extended on multiple occasions. Following a brief lapse of the policy after July 31, an outcry from Democrats led to the Biden administration extending the policy until October.
“The Supreme Court addressed an earlier version of the moratorium in June, with the justices voting 5-4 to reject a bid by a group of landlords to effectively end the policy,” according to The Hill.
“Justice Brett Kavanaugh surprised some court watchers by joining the five-justice majority to deny the landlords’ request. However, Kavanaugh also said Congress would need to pass new legislation for the CDC to lawfully push the previous moratorium past its July 31 expiration date,” it added.
In contrast, a group of House Republicans is seeking to immediately end the eviction moratorium. Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs tweeted on Monday, “When Congress bucked Nancy Pelosi’s disastrous proposal to infringe on private property rights, the Biden administration unconstitutionally extended the eviction moratorium.”
He added, “I signed onto a letter demanding President Biden halt this illegal action immediately.”
When Congress bucked Nancy Pelosi’s disastrous proposal to infringe on private property rights, the Biden administration unconstitutionally extended the eviction moratorium.
I signed onto a letter demanding President Biden halt this illegal action immediately. pic.twitter.com/hekXhlSHio
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) August 23, 2021
The battle continues as Democrats fight for increased big government while Republicans stand for limited government. So far, the Biden administration has continued to hold the upper hand in extending the eviction moratorium.