Sen. Kamala Harris unveiled her highly-anticipated ‘Rent Relief Act’ this week; calling on Congress to help subsidize those Americans unable to pay rising rents across the United States.
The left-wing legislator and potential 2020 candidate posted a video on social media over the weekend, claiming over 11 million Americans “are paying more than half of their income in rent.”
Every American deserves to have a roof over their head and keep the lights on if they work a full-time job. pic.twitter.com/GHhD7PsXqh
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 29, 2018
Under the new proposal the federal government would provide subsidies and tax relief for those who pay more than 30% of their total income towards housing costs.
“With the cost of housing continuing to rise in California and across the country, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris today introduced legislation to provide rent relief for working families struggling to pay their bills. The Rent Relief Act would create a new, refundable tax credit to put more money in the pockets of families at a time when renters’ wages have remained stagnant and housing costs have increased rapidly,” said a statement from Harris’ official Senate website.
Read her full statement here.
HARRISCARE? Sen. Harris Calls for Government Subsidies to PAY RENT Across the US
Firebrand Senator and potential 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris unveiled her plan Monday to drastically increase tax credits to help subsidize those who are unable to pay their rent, according to the Washington Post.
The new scheme -set to be officially announced Thursday- would allocate over $13.3 million in federal subsidies to provide tax credits to help certain families pay their housing costs.
“There’s much more interest now among Democratic lawmakers and representatives in high-cost areas about housing policy as more and more places fall into the high-cost bucket,” said one housing expert from the Brookings Institute.
The new program would allocate tax credits to those earning less than $100,000 a year and spend more than 30% of their net income on living expenses.
Harris’ proposal comes days after other liberal politicians -including former President Barack Obama and Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel- praised a potential “universal basic income” for America’s poor.
Read the full report at the Washington Post.
HARRIS 2020? Kamala Harris Signs Book Deal, Set for RELEASE IN 2019
Liberal Senator Kamala Harris has reportedly inked a lucrative book deal scheduled for release next year, further signaling the left-wing legislator may be eyeing a possible run for the White House in 2020.
According to Yahoo, Harris signed a deal with Penguin Press to release her upcoming book “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey” just months before the Democratic primary goes into full swing next summer.
“Penguin Press announced Tuesday that Harris’ ‘The Truths We Hold: An American Journey’ will come out Jan. 8, 2019. According to Penguin, Harris will write about ‘the core truths’ in American life and how to learn what they are,” writes Yahoo.
The 53-year old Senator formerly served as the Attorney General for the State of California and has routinely refused to rule out her ambitions to take on Donald Trump in 2020.
Read the full story here.