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Top House Democrats call on Biden administration to extend eviction moratorium

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell Top House Democrats on Sunday called on the Biden administration to extend the eviction moratorium amid the coronavirus pandemic, hours after the ban expired, putting millions of Americans at risk of being forced out of their homes.......

2 House Races in Ohio Will Test Democratic Divisions and Trump’s Sway

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Mr. Trump and his allied political groups are hoping to avoid another loss after the defeat last week of a Trump-backed House candidate in Texas. In that race, a state representative, Jake Ellzey, beat Susan Wright, the widow of Representative Ron Wright, who held the seat until he died in......

Pelosi turns tables on White House, urges eviction ban extension

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The statement from House leadership marked the latest escalation of tensions between congressional Democrats and the Biden administration over the fate of the eviction moratorium, which ended Saturday after being first implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention......

McCarthy jokes ‘it will be hard not to hit’ Pelosi with gavel if he becomes House speaker

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “I want you to watch Nancy Pelosi hand me that gavel. It will be hard not to hit her with it,” McCarthy said in audio posted to Twitter by a Main Street Nashville reporter. The Republican leader made the......

House Democrat slams lawmakers ‘on vacations’ as eviction moratorium set to end

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “The House is at recess. People are on vacations. How are we on vacation when we have millions of people who could start to be evicted tonight?” Bush, a Missouri Democrat, told CNN’s Jessica Dean on “Newsroom” Saturday afternoon.......

House Democrats’ appeal to extend eviction moratorium ends in vain

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here House Democrats’ appeal to extend eviction moratorium ends in vain – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Senators are working to hammer out a bipartisan deal on infrastructure. A Supreme Court decision prevents the CDC from approving another eviction moratorium......

Tensions in the House of Representatives boil over after 1/6 hearing and mask rule | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   Democratic Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut did not want to lose his cool, but he said this week he couldn’t help it. Himes was at the residence of an ambassador with two Republican lawmakers on Tuesday......

Eviction moratorium to expire Saturday as House leaves town without passing extension

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Democratic leaders scrambled throughout the day Friday to try and find enough votes to extend the moratorium beyond the July 31 deadline to no avail. Just after 6 p.m. ET on Friday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer attempted to......

House Democrats scrap vote on bill to extend eviction ban

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cristina Marcos,Scott Wong and Mike Lillis House Democratic leaders failed to round up enough votes on Friday to pass legislation extending the federal ban on evictions just two days before it is set to expire. Two Democratic lawmakers said......

Cawthorn vs. McKinley: Another intra-GOP spat breaks out on House floor

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The exact allegation in the new ethics complaint that resulted is unclear, and it now falls on the House Ethics Committee to decide whether or not to investigate the complaint. The Cawthorn-McKinley dust-up, however, is only the latest evidence of......

Trump pushed DOJ to overturn 2020 election results, House committee says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Samuel Corum | Bloomberg | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump before leaving office pressured senior officials in the Department of Justice to......

House Dems hustle for votes to extend eviction moratorium after eleventh-hour Biden push

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here But Pelosi and leadership team are now in their second day of aggressive whipping on the moratorium extension, struggling to win over a group of entrenched holdouts that includes moderates who say the extension shouldn’t go beyond Sept. 30. And......

Closing costs, fees, repairs: Here’s how much money you’ll need to have saved before buying a house

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Buying a house can be expensive. The typical U.S. home will set you back $287,148, according to a recent report from Zillow. But the mortgage amount most likely won’t cover all of the upfront costs homebuyers will face. Check out this video for a full breakdown of how much you......

Top Democrat: ‘A lot of spin’ coming from White House on infrastructure

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mike Lillis The leading House Democrat on infrastructure policy is leery of the message coming out of the White House as it races to rally support behind a major bipartisan spending deal. Rep. Peter DeFazioPeter Anthony DeFazioHoyer urges conference......

Biden requiring federal workers to prove Covid vaccine status or submit to strict safety rules, White House says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden answers a question from the press as he holds a mask upon arrival on Air Force One at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania, July 28, 2021, as he travels to speak on the economy. Saul......

House Democrats pass earmark-packed $600B spending bundle

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Nobody thinks we’re going to do anything until after Sept. 30,” said Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, the top Republican in charge of the Labor-HHS-Education bill that provides the largest share of non-defense spending. To prevent a government shutdown when......

White House calls on Congress to extend expiring eviction ban

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Focqus, LLC | iStock | Getty Images President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to extend the national eviction ban set to expire in two days. “This moratorium prevented hundreds of thousands of Americans from experiencing the heartbreak, homelessness and health risks that too often emanate from evictions — particularly......

White House outlines ‘hard-nosed approach’ to tackling root causes of migration

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Senior administration officials on Wednesday broadly outlined the pillars of the Biden administration’s plan, including addressing economic insecurity and inequality, combating corruption, promoting respect for human rights, countering and preventing violence, and tackling sexual, gender-based and domestic violence. “For......

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