Saturday, August 22, 2020
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER & CONTENDER AMANDA ADKINS REACT TO POST OFFICE CAMPAIGN 2020 'DELIVERING FOR AMERICA' ACT!!!
Here's a glimpse at both side of the political spectrum . . . A KCMO Democratic Party stalwart and a Johnson County upstart hoping to unseat an incumbent.
They're reacting to this bit of legislation:
House Approves Bill That Blocks Changes At Postal Service Until After The Election
Here's the word . . .
House of Representatives Passes Delivering For America Act With Rep. Cleaver’s Support
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8015, the Delivering For America Act, with bipartisan support by a vote of 257-150. United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) was a cosponsor and voted to pass the legislation, which would provide funding for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and prevent the Postmaster General from implementing any changes to USPS operations that were not already in effect on January 1, 2020.
“The Postal Service is a pillar of American society that should never be tainted by partisan politics,” said Congressman Cleaver. “Because of their dedicated service, seniors and veterans receive the life-saving medications, small businesses can affordably deliver their products to consumers, and voters can safely make their voices heard. The American people have made it unequivocally clear that they will not accept the Administration’s sabotage of their Postal Service, and today the People’s House did as well.”
Key provisions in the Delivering For America Act include:
- Prohibiting the Postal Service from implementing or approving any changes to the operations or service levels in effect on January 1, 2020, that would impede prompt, reliable, and efficient service.
- The prohibition would remain in effect during the duration of the coronavirus public health emergency or January 2021, whichever is later.
- Requiring the Postal Service to treat all election mail as first-class mail
- Providing $25 billion in critically-needed emergency appropriations for the Postal Service—the level of funding recommended by the USPS Board of Governors, which is composed of 100% Trump appointees
Congressman Cleaver has long been a fierce advocate for the USPS. In April, Cleaver led over 120 lawmakers in urging congressional leadership to including funding for the USPS in coronavirus relief legislation. This month, Cleaver joined over 170 House colleagues in calling on the Postmaster General to reverse policies that have exacerbated a dramatic increase in delayed and undelivered mail. This week, Cleaver joined 65 lawmakers to demand Postmaster General Louis DeJoy provide information on what actions the USPS is taking to ensure the timely and accurate delivery of prescriptions to veterans.
“I’m proud to stand with the men and women of the U.S. Postal Service, as we seek to ensure their phenomenal services continue unimpeded in the months and years ahead,” said Congressman Cleaver. “I would urge my colleagues in the Senate to stand with us by passing this critically important legislation.”
And then from JoCo . . .
Amanda Adkins Comments On H.R. 8015
Overland Park – Today, Amanda Adkins released the following statement regarding H.R. 8015, the "Delivering For America Act":
"Sharice Davids and House Democrats are pushing a bill that spends $25 billion the Postal Service doesn't need, operationally ties its hands, and opens it up to frivolous litigation that detracts from its mission. Instead of foisting billions more in debt on future generations to address a fabricated crisis, we should focus on addressing the real issues facing Kansas City families."
We all have an interest in ensuring Americans can securely vote by mail and benefit from timely, efficient mail service. Democrats have manufactured a crisis where none exists, attacking routine operational adjustments. In fact, under the Obama administration, the Postal Service relocated 14,000 mailboxes.
The Postal Service has affirmed its ability to efficiently deliver election mail in a timely manner. H.R. 8015 does not further this goal, instead:
- Appropriating a $25 billion bailout the Postal Service says it doesn't need;
- Opening up the Postal Service to frivolous, costly litigation; and
- Preventing the Postal Service from making any operating reforms, even reforms that would benefit its ability to efficiently handle mail volume.
You decide . . .