House Passes Chairwoman Maloney’s Amendment to Prevent the Postmaster General from Making Drastic Changes to Postal Service

Jul 31, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (July 31, 2020)—Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7617, which included an amendment offered by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, to stop the new Postmaster General’s drastic changes to the Postal Service from being implemented and maintain the mail service Americans deserve.

 

Chairwoman Maloney issued the following statement:

 

“Every day, Americans rely on the Postal Service to communicate with loved ones and for the delivery of essential items like medications and other staples, and during this pandemic, millions more than usual will vote by mail.

“But damaging service changes are being made by the new Postal Service leadership.  Mail is being delivered later than normal, overtime is being eliminated, and carriers are being told to leave mail on the floor at distribution centers.  The new Postmaster General is making short-sighted decisions focused only on the bottom line.  He should treat the Postal Service as the constitutionally mandated service for all Americans that it is.

“My amendment would stop these drastic changes from being implemented and maintain the mail service Americans rely on.”

 

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116th Congress