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House provides USPS with $25 billion

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House Passes Bill Bolstering Postal Service With $25 Billion

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) - nothing for the USPS.

8/23/20
The Democratic-led House on Saturday passed legislation preventing U.S. Postal Service cutbacks at least through January and providing it with $25 billion in additional funding, reflecting Democrats’ concerns that delivery delays affecting basic mail service would spill over into an election being held during the coronavirus pandemic. In a rare Saturday session held during August recess, the bill passed 257-150, with the support of 231 Democrats and 26 Republicans. It was opposed by 149 Republicans and one Independent. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) brought the measure to the floor over the objections of House Republican leaders. The House bill faces opposition as a stand-alone bill in the GOP-controlled Senate. “It makes absolutely no sense to implement these dramatic changes in the middle of a pandemic less than three months before the November elections,” House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.), the bill’s lead sponsor, said on the House floor Saturday. “The American people do not want anyone messing with the post office. They certainly do not want it to be politicized. They just want their mail.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Saturday he would not bring up a separate Postal Service funding bill without a broader deal on coronavirus relief. Many of the Republicans who voted for the bill on Saturday face competitive re-elections and want to show support for the Postal Service.

The Congressional Republicans are just fine with Donald Trump tearing down the US Postal Service during a pandemic and right before the November election.

According to Trump, slowing down Post Office deliveries is "Making America Great Again".

Related: Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes
 

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If the Democrats do take the senate, they need to remove the ability to pidginhole house bills and never bring them to the floor.
 

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A bi-partisan bill at that.
 

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The GOP war on the post office is so ill-advised. For one thing, people notice when they can't get their medication, checks, and other mail on time. Second, people love the USPS.

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