The House Approves a Bill That Gives $25 Billion to the Postal Service and Prohibits Any Changes


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So, Democrats couldn’t come up with a bill to help the financial burden of millions of struggling American’s but they ran back to the house to sign this deal.

The House just approved a bill  Saturday to give $25 billion to the US Postal Service and ban operational changes that have allegedly slowed mail service around the country.

The bill passed 257-150, a dozen votes coming from Republicans who sided with the Democrats on the Bill.

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CNBC add this to the story of the  USPS bill being passed:

The House passed a bill Saturday to inject emergency funding into the U.S. Postal Service and reverse changes that have hampered mail delivery.

The measure passed in a 257-150 vote. Twenty-six House Republicans supported the bill.

The legislation approved by the Democratic-held chamber would put $25 billion into the cash-crunched post office. It would also roll back recent overhauls under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, such as limits on overtime and reductions of facility hours, that Democrats worry will hinder the processing of an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

As Republicans oppose the proposal, it has little chance of getting through the GOP-controlled Senate. However, a group of Republican and Democratic senators have proposed a plan to put $25 billion into the postal service. It is unclear if or when the chamber will try to pass the measure.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called the House back from its August recess to pass the bill. The move followed an uproar over widespread mail slowdowns resulting from DeJoy’s efforts to cut costs for the postal service.

DeJoy, a Republican donor, said this week that he would reverse some changes made to the postal service to avoid an appearance of trying to influence the election. In Friday testimony before a Senate panel sparked by concerns the Trump administration changes would slow essential mail delivery or even stifle voting rights, he said the post office would not replace collection boxes and mail sorting machines it has already removed.

The postmaster general said USPS will be able to process the flurry of mail-in ballots in November’s election. But Trump, who has repeatedly made unfounded claims that voting by mail leads to rampant fraud, has said that a lack of postal service funds “means you can’t have universal mail-in voting.”

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CNN reported these details about the new bill being passed:

The House approved legislation Saturday to allocate $25 billion to the US Postal Service and ban operational changes that have slowed mail service around the country.

The bill passed 257-150, largely along party lines, with Democrats supporting it. More than two dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure, defying House GOP leaders and President Donald Trump, who actively urged Republicans to oppose it. On the eve of the vote, the White House threatened to veto the bill. The measure isn’t expected to reach Trump’s desk, however, as the Republican-held Senate is unlikely to vote on it.
The Republicans who crossed party lines to vote for the legislation include a handful of members facing competitive reelections or retiring, others who sometimes buck their party and several from deep-red districts.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had predicted bipartisan support for the USPS legislation ahead of the vote Saturday.
“We will pass the bill and it will be in a bipartisan way today and then we will send it to the Senate,” Pelosi said, adding that Republicans “will be hearing from their constituents because this hits home — not receiving your mail in a timely fashion, hits home.”
Democratic leaders introduced the measure, based on a bill sponsored by House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, after the Trump administration made policy changes at the USPS. Those moves included cutting overtime for employees, limiting post office hours, and removing some high-volume mail sorting machines from USPS facilities. Democrats argue the policies were intended to impede mail-in voting ahead of the November election. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, an ally and donor of President Donald Trump, has denied the claims, saying the changes were intended to increase efficiency and save money.

The house wasn’t concerned about the USPS 6 months ago but now all of a sudden they are so concerned about it being funded.

The left will just use the USPS as a pawn just like they use everything else to get their agenda done.



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