NEWSLETTER: Taking Action to Save the USPS

A MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN STENY H. HOYER    

The United States Postal Service keeps communities throughout Maryland and around the nation connected on a daily basis. From providing life-saving prescription medication and ensuring Social Security checks are delivered to seniors, to transporting millions of mail-in ballots and Census forms directly to our households, our country depends on the USPS. 

Last week I stood outside the USPS Headquarters in Washington, DC alongside my colleagues from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia to mark Postal Day of Action. Together, we made clear that Democrats stand in solidarity with the hardworking employees of the USPS, and support the important role the agency plays in our communities. Click here to watch my remarks at the press conference.

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Democrats are committed to defending the critical work done by Postal Service employees. The Trump Administration’s continual efforts to undermine the USPS will have devastating consequences for millions of Americans. That’s why, on Saturday, I brought the Delivering for Democracy Act to the House Floor for a vote.

This important legislation prohibits the Postal Service from making operational changes to what it had in place on January 1, 2020 and provides $25 billion in badly needed funding to support the USPS. I was pleased that this bill passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to take it up without delay. 

The Postal Service is one of few agencies enshrined in our Constitution and serves as a pillar of our democracy. I will continue to urge the Postmaster General to reverse his harmful policies, which have only worsened the crisis facing the Postal Service during the COVID-19 pandemic, and caused delivery delays across our state. 

As always, I encourage all Fifth District residents to continue to share their concerns and insights with me by contacting my office or connecting with me on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. If you need assistance with a federal agency, please click here.          

 

Sincerely Yours,   
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Steny H. Hoyer   

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