Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.) postponed filing her 2020 financial disclosure as the liberal congresswoman faced questions about whether she made money as a landlord during the coronavirus pandemic.
Pressley moved to extend her filing deadline by 90 days on April 26, just one week after the Washington Free Beacon reported that she collected up to $15,000 in rental income during a four-month period in 2019. Pressley has championed rent cancellation bills throughout the pandemic, calling such legislation “literally a matter of life and death.”
Months into the pandemic, Pressley and her husband refinanced their Boston building as a multifamily investment property, local records show. The arrangement requires the couple to maintain rent loss insurance. Pressley’s disclosure—which was originally due on May 15—would have shown any rental income the “Squad” member earned in 2020. The Democrat has until Aug. 13 to report her income for the year.