Sen. Toomey Launches Effort to End Eviction Moratorium, Asks GAO for Rush Opinion

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the congressional investigative arm, on Aug. 11 for a rush review of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) extended renters’ eviction moratorium. Toomey wants GAO to determine whether the moratorium recently ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court but extended at the direction of President Joe Biden by the CDC on Aug. 3 is a regulatory rule subject to the Congressional Review Act (CRA). If the moratorium is subject to CRA, then it could be repealed by a majority vote in the Senate. Toomey has previously used this tactic to force repeal of Obama-era financial regulations on auto and leverage business loans. Toomey asked Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, who manages GAO, to provide a decision on the moratorium not later than Aug. 16. Rochelle Walensky, CDC’s Director, extended the moratorium that was originally issued by her agency in …

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