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Kilmer Votes to Support U.S. Postal Service

August 22, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer voted in support of the Delivering for America Act, legislation he co-sponsored to prohibit the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from implementing or approving any changes to the operations or service levels that would impede prompt, reliable, and efficient service. The bill also includes $25 billion, as requested by the USPS Board of Governors, to address the financial crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and the related economic downturn.

“During this pandemic, U.S. Postal Service employees and mail carriers have stepped up and gone beyond their traditional duties to continue serving their communities. They’ve played a critical role on the front lines, ensuring that people around our region continue to receive essential packages and letters – including medication, food, supplies, ballots, and notes from loved ones,” said Rep. Kilmer. “Unfortunately, recent changes by the Postmaster General have undermined these workers – and threatened not only our democracy and the ability to conduct a free and fair election, but the lives and livelihoods of folks in communities across our region who rely on the Postal Service’s ability to do its job. That’s why I’m proud to vote in favor of this critical legislation – which will halt the Postmaster’s operational changes in their tracks – and provide critical funding to ensure we can protect the USPS – and our democracy. The Senate should pass this legislation without delay.”

The Delivering for America Act would prohibit:

This legislation will also:

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