Source: The Hill
The House on Saturday passed legislation that would prevent the U.S. Postal Service from making any changes to its operations that could slow delivery of mailed-in ballots for this fall’s elections.
The proposal would prevent the Postal Service from making any operational changes that would result in reduced service – such as removing mail-sorting machines, restricting overtime pay or handling election mail as anything other than first-class for prioritized delivery – until the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
DeJoy testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Friday that the Postal Service is “Fully capable and committed to delivering the nation’s election mail securely and on time.”
The White House offered $10 billion for the Postal Service in the negotiations earlier this month, but Republicans have opposed a vote on a standalone postal bill, pressing instead to combine the new funding with money for small businesses, schools, and unemployment benefits.
“Is [Pelosi] saying that the Postal Service is more important than unemployed Americans? Is she saying that the Postal Service is more important than help to small businesses?” White House chief of staff told reporters on Capitol Hill on Saturday.
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