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AOC, other Democrats push at the last minute for Biden to extend federal eviction ban with millions at housing risk in 3 days

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Associated Press/Andrew Harnik Some Democrats are urging the administration to extend the federal eviction ban.

Reps. Maxine Waters and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are some of them.

A key Senate Democrat overseeing the rental aid program told Insider he’s not pushing for a renewal yet.

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Democrats in Congress are starting to ramp up pressure on the Biden administration to extend an eviction moratorium that ends in three days, given that only a small fraction of rental aid has flowed out from a stimulus program.Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the second-ranked Senate Democrat, said the Biden administration should extend the moratorium.”I think they should,” he told Insider on Wednesday. “There are a lot of people still struggling. Let me tell you, a wave of evictions in America is not good for landlords or tenants.”Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii told Insider on Tuesday he backs renewing the federal eviction ban, while House Financial Services chair Maxine Waters of California told the same thing to Politico , despite concerns it may trigger legal battles. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also urged the White House on Friday to extend the ban.Another Senate Democrat with a major role overseeing the program, though, signaled on Tuesday that he’s not immediately pushing for […]

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