McHenry: This Administration is Squarely to Blame for Any American That Loses Their Home
July 29, 2021 -
Today, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), issued the following statement in response to President Biden calling on Congress to extend the unconstitutional eviction moratorium:
“This is a full-scale failure by the Biden Administration that Republicans have been trying to address for months,” said Republican Leader McHenry. “Now, we are three days away from the end of the CDC’s unconstitutional eviction moratorium, and what is President Biden’s solution? Blame the Court and call on Congress to fix it. This is absurd.
“When we make a promise to renters, it is our duty to honor it, which is why I sent a letter to Secretary Yellen in May demanding answers on the status of why these rental assistance dollars weren’t out the door. And when she refused to provide answers, I along with all the Republican Members of the Financial Services Committee then introduced the Renter Protection Act in June to get these dollars in the hands of COVID-impacted renters immediately. In fact, this was two weeks before the Supreme Court ruled on the eviction moratorium.
“Congress could have addressed this preventable problem a month ago by taking up Committee Republicans’ bill. Instead, Democrats hemmed and hawed over their partisan priorities. Now, after months of silence on the issue, the White House offers up a press release that will do absolutely nothing to help renters in need. This Administration is squarely to blame for any American family that loses their home due to the gross mismanagement of the Emergency Rental Assistance programs.”
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