House passes bill to give $25 billion to U.S. Postal Service, Trump vows veto

GOP lawmakers blast House leadership for planning to pass $25 billion of USPS rescue funding before Postmaster General hearing

The Democrat-controlled House on Saturday passed a measure to reverse recent changes in U.S. Postal Service operations and give $25 billion in emergency money to the agency before the November elections.

The vote count was 257-to-150, with 26 Republicans voting with Democrats.
The measure, amid concerns that the postal service’s mail delivery has slowed, delaying the arrival of critical items like prescriptions, is not expected to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate, and President Trump has vowed to veto the bill.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy earlier this week, ahead of the vote, said that he would delay the implementation of recent changes until after the elections and vowed that the agency is “fully capable and committed to delivering the nation’s election mail securely and on time.”
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Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., argues that House legislation to bail out the U.S. Postal Service favors unions that support the Democratic Party and could prompt a flood of lawsuits.

“This bill does nothing to help the Postal Service modernize and improve its services. In fact, it prevents the Post Office from doing anything to address operational issues and subjects it to a never-ending string of potential lawsuits,” Comer said during a House Rules Committee meeting on Friday.

“There’s been talk about whether the Postal Service needs a bailout for some months now, but the Postal Service’s own financials show it is not in need of such funding,” he added.

Comer said Democrats and their “union-task masters” oppose Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s efforts to reform the Postal Service and its “broken business model.”

“Democrats want to dump billions of tax dollars into a broken system that they are now handcuffing through the rest of the pandemic,” he said. “The Delivering for America Act does not deliver for all Americans but it does favor Democrat-backed unions.”

Comer pointed out that 12,000 mailboxes were removed during the Obama years but said he didn’t hear Democrats outraged at the time.

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