26 Republicans Voted With Dems on New $25B USPS Bill

26 Republicans Voted With Dems on New $25B USPS Bill


The House voted this  Saturday to approve a $25 billion to support the United States Postal Service in a vote 257 to 150.

The remarkable part about it is that 26 Republicans sided with the Democrats to pass this bill and sided against President Trump’s opinion of not funding the USPS.

The bill allows extra funding to the U.S. Postal Service and blocks any operational changes that were made.

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ABC News gave extra details about the bill being passed:

The House voted on Saturday to provide $25 billion in funding to the U.S. Postal Service while blocking operational changes that have slowed down service ahead of the election.

The proposal passed largely along party lines, 257-150, with 26 Republicans voting with Democrats.

The “Delivering for America Act” would require that all official election mail be treated as “first-class mail,” prohibit the removal of mail sorting machines and mailboxes, and reverse any already implemented changes that could delay mail delivery.

Democrats, some Republicans and civil rights organizations have accused Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a donor to President Donald Trump’s campaign, of engineering changes at the agency in an effort to sow distrust in mail-in voting and impact the results of the election as Americans are expected to vote by mail in unprecedented numbers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“No American should ever have to choose between their health, safety and wellbeing on one hand, and their constitutional right to vote on the other,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said Saturday. “Don’t mess with USPS.”

DeJoy, testifying before the Senate on Friday, called the accusations against him “outrageous” and said changes to the Postal Service were necessary to address its poor finances. He said the agency is “fully capable” of delivering ballots in a timely fashion this fall, but he committed to stopping additional operational changes ahead of the election. He did not, however, say he would reverse those already in motion.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Saturday said the bill was an attempt to hold DeJoy to his commitment to deliver ballots after his “ambiguous” testimony.

“His comments are one thing, his actions will be another,” she said.

Democrats passed the measure Saturday with some support from Republicans, but most denied the need for new funding and policy changes and accused Democrats of turning the post office into a political football.

“This bill is a sham, it is a shame, it is not needed right now,” Rep. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., said on the House floor Saturday.

“It’s not a real crisis,” said House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., after calling Democrats’ concerns a “conspiracy theory” in a tweet.

Here are the names of the 26 Republicans that sided with the Democrats:

Don Bacon Nebraska (NE) – 2nd, Republican

Troy Balderson Ohio (OH) – 12th, Republican

Mike Bost Illinois (IL) – 12th, Republican

Vern Buchanan Florida (FL) – 16th, Republican

Rodney Davis Illinois (IL) – 13th, Republican

Brian K. Fitzpatrick Pennsylvania (PA) – 1st, Republican

Jeff Fortenberry Nebraska (NE) – 1st, Republican

Sam Graves Missouri (MO) – 6th, Republican

Jamie Herrera Beutler Washington (WA) – 3rd, Republican

Will Hurd Texas (TX) – 23rd, Republican

David P. Joyce Ohio (OH) – 14th, Republican

John Katko New York (NY) – 24th, Republican

Peter King New York (NY) – 2nd, Republican

Doug LaMalfa California (CA) – 1st, Republican

Michael McCaul Texas (TX) – 10th, Republican

David McKinley West Virginia (WV) – 1st, Republican

Tom Reed New York (NY) – 23rd, Republican

Christopher Smith New Jersey (NJ) – 4th, Republican

Pete Stauber Minnesota (MN) – 8th, Republican

Elise Stefanik New York (NY) – 21st, Republican

Steve Stivers Ohio (OH) – 15th, Republican

Michael Turner Ohio (OH) – 10th, Republican

Fred Upton Michigan (MI) – 6th, Republican

Jefferson Van Drew New Jersey (NJ) – 2nd, Republican

Ann Wagner Missouri (MO) – 2nd, Republican

Don Young Alaska (AK) – At Large, Republican

Fox News confirmed the details by stating this:

The House of Representatives on Saturday passed a $25 billion funding infusion to the U.S. Postal Service in a bill that also would reverse new cost-cutting measures and ban any efforts to slow down the mail until at least next year.

The vote was 257-150 with 26 Republicans joining the Democrats.

Democrats called the rare “emergency” session in the middle of the summer recess because they contend President Trump and new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy are trying to sabotage the 2020 election by delaying service that could compromise mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are experiencing a global pandemic and now our U.S. Postal Service is under attack,” said Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. “Let it be clear: This administration is waging an authoritarian campaign to sabotage this election by manipulating the Postal Service to suppress our votes … This is not a conspiracy theory. This is fascism. We will not stand for this.”

Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., said DeJoy is “a crony and major donor of the president.” Together, they have waged a campaign to disrupt the timeliness of mail delivery and erode public confidence in the Postal Service that — if successful — would be “the largest voter suppression in American history since Jim Crow,” Connolly said.

Republicans dismissed the Democrats’ election concerns as “conspiracy theory.” GOP members said the Postal Service is not in a crisis and can handle any uptick in volume from mail-in ballots, pointing to its $14 billion in available cash and access to a $10 billion loan from the Treasury.

“Like the Russia hoax and impeachment sham, the Democrats have manufactured another scandal for political purposes,” said Rep. James Comer, R-Ky.

Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., said Democrats are using the Postal Service to gin up “a new Trump conspiracy theory” even though the president doesn’t control the postmaster general.

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While the Democrats didn’t pass a bill to help relieve millions of financially burdened Americans they made sure they passed the USPS to help their agenda of using mail-in voting to steal the election.

The 26 Republicans who sided with the Democrats must have fell victim to the hoax the Democrats pitched to them.

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