​Maloney, Pelosi Urge Congressional Support of the United States Postal Service

May 20, 2020
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY- Last night, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi in writing a letter to House Colleagues to emphasize the importance of preserving United States Postal Service. 

Full text of the Dear Colleague letter below.

 

May 19, 2020

Dear Colleague,

Today, we are writing to focus on a very important priority of The Heroes Act – the U.S. Postal Service(U.S.P.S.).  The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on the U.S. Postal Service.  

The Postal Service is an indispensable component of America’s critical infrastructure, and its workers are on the frontlines every single day delivering information and packages to the American people. 

The American people rely on the Postal Service to deliver crucial goods and services every day, including more than a billion life-saving medications last year alone, millions of economic stimulus checks and unemployment benefits to help during the crisis, voting by mail and 2020 Census forms for every household in America.  Ninety percent of veterans receive their medications by way of the U.S.P.S.                    

The support for the U.S.P.S. is bipartisan in the Congress and in the country with an over 90 percent approval rating.  The bipartisan Postal Service Board of Governors, appointed by President Trump, unanimously asked Congress to approve $25 billion in emergency appropriations to offset coronavirus-related losses and access to borrowing authority from the Treasury on an unrestricted basis. 

Millions of Americans depend on the Postal Services throughout their daily lives but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Any interruption in service could be detrimental not only to the U.S.P.S. but also to the health and well-being of our constituents across the country.  

Please make your U.S. Senators aware of your support for the U.S. Postal Service.

Thanks.

 

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