Two Democrats in Congress who also are landlords publicly pushed for taxpayer relief during the COVID-19 pandemic for landlords.
The Free Beacon documented that Reps. Matt Cartwright and Susan Wild, both Pennsylvania Democrats “called for federal aid to assist landlords while raking in rental income.”
They did that, the report explained, “without acknowledging that they could profit from the policy.”
According to the report that cited congressional financial disclosures, the two collected up to $130,000 in combined rental income during 2020.
Cartwright publicly had lobbied for “an aid package to assist landlords” and Wild called for federal help for the property owners, the report said, but, “Neither Democrat acknowledged their status as landlords in their public remarks.”
This is an important coronavirus mitigation and relief measure, but we also need to pass an aid package to assist landlords and help struggling families make rent.
— Matt Cartwright (@RepCartwright) December 18, 2020
Helping renters and landlords is a key part of our state recovery — we can’t afford to repeat the mistakes made last year.
That’s why I am leading our delegation in asking Governor Wolf for clear, common sense rules & directions for this round of rental assistance.⬇️ pic.twitter.com/v6K5iUj9JW
— Rep. Susan Wild (@RepSusanWild) March 19, 2021
The Boston Herald just last week reported two other members of the Democrat Party in Congress were making money from rent – while advocating for taxpayer subsidies in the industry.
“Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and her husband earned up to $15,000 in rental income last year, records show, as she fought to cancel rent during the pandemic,” the report said. “Her latest financial disclosure report submitted to the clerk of the House of Representatives states she and her husband received rental income of $5,001 to $15,000 on her ‘primary residence’ in the city that was converted to a ‘two-family building.'”
She had joined other progressives in Congress to demand “a nationwide cancellation of rents and home mortgage payments through the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Another is Squad member Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., who, according to Yahoo News, claimed rental income last year of $15,001 to $50,000 from a Detroit property.
The Free Beacon explained Cartwright and Wild also reported “millions of dollars” in assets as well as their $174,000 congressional pay.
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