WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced his administration would put in place a new 60-day eviction moratorium in areas with high levels of COVID-19 infections:
“As we’re combatting a deadly pandemic that caused a level of economic suffering we’ve not seen in this country since the Great Depression, we cannot allow families to be thrown out on the street. Today’s extension of the eviction moratorium is life-changing news for millions of people.
“I want to thank the Biden administration for finding a way to keep people in their homes while states distribute the $47 billion in assistance that Democrats in Congress provided in the American Rescue Plan. I’m also very proud of Reps. Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Progressive Caucus for leading the effort to push the federal government to respond directly to the needs of the working class.”