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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.
WASHINGTON — The House interrupted its summer recess on Saturday for a rare weekend session to approve legislation blocking cost-cutting and operational changes at the Postal Service that Democrats, civil rights advocates and some Republicans fear could jeopardize mail-in ballots this fall.
House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn B.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The two most senior officials in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security were improperly appointed to the posts under federal law by the Trump administration, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said Friday.
Dozens of House Democrats on Wednesday signed on to a letter calling for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to reverse his overhaul of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), citing the coronavirus pandemic and upcoming elections.
Like most businesses, the Astoria Bookshop closed its doors to customers when the pandemic erupted. That's when the Postal Service became a lifeline, allowing owner Lexi Beach to sell books online.
A potential showdown between the Census Bureau and the House Oversight Committee is looming after the agency refused to make top officials available for questioning about its decision to shorten the time allotted for counting every U.S. resident.
While the Securities and Exchange Commission investigates Kodak, another government investigation is also underway in the U.S House of Representatives.
“I have a number of questions about it. It’s very fishy in many ways," said Rep. Carolyn Maloney.