The Supply for America Act, introduced by House Supervision and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney in New York, is the latest action against pre-election agency cuts and delayed mail service. the year 2020 in November was already halted by the coronavirus pandemic. Postal President Louis DeJoy, a Republican sponsor and a presidential ally, announced Friday about a freeze in recruitment for leadership positions in the agency and reorganization of leaders tallest.
Maloney’s proposal will “prohibit the Postal Service from making any changes to the activity or level of service that it has applied on January 1, 2020” until the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our Postal Service should not be an instrument of partisan politics, but rather be protected as a neutral, independent entity focusing on one thing and one thing – forward mail, “Maloney said in a statement. “Millions of people rely on the Postal Service every day to communicate, access important drugs and vote. At this point in our national history, when the number of Americans vote by mail for This presidential election is expected to more than double the final, Congress must protect the right of all eligible citizens to count their votes. “
Democrats went on to say that the coronavirus pandemic “no longer had time to enact changes that threaten service reliability and transparency”, adding that the bill would “reverse these changes. so basic US service can continue unhindered. “
DeJoy told the Postal Service Governors Council on Friday, “We will do everything we can to send election messages in a timely manner consistent with our operating standards.”
“In spite of all these contradictions, we do not delay election mail or any other mail,” he said. “Instead, we continue to use a robust and proven process to ensure that all election mail is properly handled.”