House Passes Bonamici-Backed Bill to Save USPS
WASHINGTON, DC [08/22/2020] – Today the House passed bipartisan legislation backed by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) to block changes at the U.S. Postal Service and provide critical funding to the agency.
The Delivering for America Act prohibits any changes to USPS operations or services from its status on Jan. 1, 2020, includes $25 billion in emergency funding for the Postal Service, and requires that all mail-in ballots be treated as first-class mail. The legislation was passed in response to recent efforts by President Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, including removing sorting machines and mailboxes, that have delayed mail delivery and services.
“It is outrageous that President Trump and his administration are undermining the USPS,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “We are in the midst of a pandemic, and the election is rapidly approaching. People in Oregon and across the country rely on USPS for prescription deliveries, jobs, vote by mail, and so much more. Trump’s forced changes to USPS operations have already resulted in delays. We cannot let this stand. I joined the House in passing the Delivery for America Act to save the USPS and protect our election and communities.”
Bonamici recently joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in sending a letter to Postmaster General DeJoy calling for him to keep his commitment to transparency and accountability. She also joined Oregon Congressional Democrats in calling on the Postmaster to rescind orders that have unacceptably slowed mail delivery across Oregon and the nation.