(NewsReady.com) – The House has not returned to work in full capacity, but its members are still busy behind the scenes. One notable example is the drafting of a bill to allocate funding to the United States Postal Service (USPS). This measure is mostly spearheaded by Democrat leaders like Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).
Without immediate help, the US Postal Service—a vital staple of American society since 1775—could die by this summer.
— Carolyn B. Maloney (@RepMaloney) May 4, 2020
This new bill is still being drafted by higher up Democrat officials, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Another part of the bill is aimed at providing as much as $500 billion in additional state and local aid. Bailing out the USPS might be the priority as Democrats look for bipartisan support of the funding bill, though that may not be likely.
As it stands now, the USPS is expected to go bankrupt this summer. Although some are quick to blame COVID-19, President Donald Trump sees it as mismanagement over the course of years. The postal service has consistently seen financial losses for over a decade. Republicans want to see the USPS adopt better business models. Clearly, their current game plan is failing. Democrats, on the other hand, want to keep funding the service, especially as they push for everyone to vote by mail in the 2020 elections.
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