Congress Proposes New Relief for Post Office

Congress Proposes New Relief for Post Office

( – Democrats and Republicans continue to battle over what to do with the USPS. Currently, both parties are introducing their own legislation to bring more funding where it’s needed most. Time will tell if they see eye-to-eye.

Senate Republicans are drafting a coronavirus relief bill that would supply:

  • $10 billion in funding for the United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • Additional Paycheck Protection Program funds
  • A $300-per-week federal unemployment benefit
  • Funding for COVID-19 testing and schools

Senators are scheduled to return to Washington, DC, on September 8, but Democrats request they come back early from their summer recess to address the issues at hand.

Meanwhile, House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), will vote on a $25-billion legislation on Saturday, August 22. They hope to provide immediate funding to the USPS while stopping its restructuring.

The vote will come after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about recent changes within the USPS on Friday, August 21. DeJoy released a statement on Tuesday, August 18, ensuring mail demands would be met in the upcoming months:

As the election closes in, politicians will grapple for power using just about anything — including the Postal Service. But, Dejoy’s statement assures us the USPS will continue to serve our citizens, regardless of the current power struggles.

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