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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Protect U.S. Postal Service

Washington, August 22, 2020

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted to pass H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act.  This bill provides additional funding to the United States Postal Service and prohibits any changes to the operations or service levels that would impede prompt, reliable, and efficient service for the duration of the coronavirus crisis or through January 2021.  Congresswoman Fletcher was a co-sponsor of the Delivering for America Act, which passed the House of Representatives today with bipartisan support, 257-150.

“Residents of my district, and people across the country, rely on the U.S. Postal Service to deliver their mail—their medicines, their paychecks, their social security checks, their ballots, and so much more,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.  “I was glad to co-sponsor and vote in support of the Delivering for America Act, which will protect against efforts to undermine the Postal Service and ensure it has the support it needs to continue delivering our mail.”

The Delivering for America Act:

  • Includes $25 billion in emergency funding requested by the Postal Service. 
  • Prohibits any changes that would:
    • Generally affect service on a substantially nationwide basis
    • Revise existing service standards, prevent the USPS from meeting its service standards, or cause a decline in performance measurement
    • Consolidate or reduce hours of any postal office or postal facility or prohibit overtime pay
    • Delay mail delivery or increase volume of undelivered mail
  • Requires the Postal Service to treat all official election mail as First-Class mail
  • Prohibits the removal of mailboxes and the removal, decommissioning, or other stoppage of mail sorting machines, other than for routine maintenance; Explicitly reverses any changes already implemented to the operations or policies of the Postal Service that delay mail delivery.