WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new moratorium on evictions, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) issued the following statement:

“Despite the Supreme Court’s clear ruling that the Biden Administration did not have the authority to unilaterally extend the eviction moratorium, Biden’s unelected bureaucrats defied the judicial branch and did it anyway. The moratorium ties the hands of landlords across the country who are already reeling from the past 18 months, depriving them of any legal recourse to enforce rent obligations. Not only does this increase the likelihood of future shortages in affordable housing, but it also stokes the existing inflation in rental prices as landlords cope with the losses in revenue. Congress has repeatedly acted to provide relief to the American people, including allocating $46 billion in rental assistance. With multiple safe and effective vaccines available to all who want one, it is time to stop disincentivizing people from getting back to work.”

Michelle Fischbach represents Minnesota’s Seventh District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Find updates from Rep. Fischbach’s congressional office on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.