The House to Decide Fate of USPS Bill

USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

While the world is still trying to recover from the economic slowdown that coronavirus pandemic has caused, The House in the U.S. government is all prepared to vote on a bill regarding the U.S. Postal Service. The agency is already facing serious problems including an ongoing controversy on mail-in voting. 

The U.S. Postal service has been facing financial issues for years. It is now trying to seek Congressional aid to keep the service afloat. Recent months have slowed down the operations of the agency, and it is the first time that Express Priority Mails were not delivered on time. Still, a huge pile of mails is yet to be delivered to the recipients. 

The government will decide the fate of the ‘Delivering for America Act’ which is supposed to provide financial aid to the company worth $25 billion. The act demands that the operational changes enacted this year to be revoked and ‘first-class mail’ priority must be given to all the official election mail, including deploying the mail-sorting machines to the operations. Anything that delays the delivery should be aborted. 

The sources say that The House will be passing the U.S. Postal Service bill after Republicans refused to support it. The Senate is not going to pass the bill. Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, has published a letter suggesting that The House will conduct voting on the Postal Service bill only, nothing else.

However, Democrats are pushing for passing a coronavirus relief bill. 

Currently, Democrats are more concerned with COVID relief bill that includes unemployment insurance benefits. They have been forcing higher party leadership along with Pelosi to conduct voting on that bill, some-hundred Democrats have even signed a letter to Pelosi. 

Republicans have strongly opposed the USPS bill, even referring to it as a ‘conspiracy theory’.

The USPS’ Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faced the lawmakers on Friday, he refuted the allegations that were made against him, that he’s changing the operations of the USPS to favour President Donald Trump in the upcoming election unethically. 

Louis DeJoy, who happened to be a Republican donor and worked formerly as a logistics executive, has defended the operational changes being deployed at USPS, he says that these changes are necessary to catch up with the demand. Otherwise, the agency will never be able to recover from the financial losses it’s been facing for years. 

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