McKinley Votes to Strengthen Postal Service, Stop Cuts

Vote is Latest in Consistent Record of Support for Postal Workers, Protecting Rural Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.), voted in support of the Delivering for America Act (H. R. 8015). The bill will provide additional funding to the United States Postal Service (USPS) and stop proposed cuts to service.

“Since being elected to Congress I’ve consistently fought to protect the mission of the U.S. Postal Service and support the men and women who work there,” said McKinley. “This vote is just the latest example of standing up for postal workers and the communities who depend on them.”  

“Supporting the mission of the postal service should not be a partisan issue, unfortunately Democrats have chosen to turn it into one,” said McKinley. “They must have a short memory. After all, the Obama Administration proposed reducing service to 5-day delivery, closing rural post offices, and altering the USPS retirement system, all of which I opposed.”

“And now Speaker Pelosi has rushed the House back for a vote on the USPS, but in so doing missed an opportunity to help struggling families and businesses,” said McKinley. “The House should have used this opportunity to provide relief for families and small businesses, and additional funding to schools and hospitals.”

To read bill text, click here.

Background

During McKinley’s time in Congress, he has consistently protected the mission of the United States Postal Service and its workers, including:

  • Signing onto a bipartisan letter to the Postmaster General in July, opposing closures and reduction of hours;
  • Leading a letter to Republican leadership and the Trump Administration urging them to include funding for the USPS in the next COVID-19 relief package;
  • Offering a bipartisan amendment to a recent funding bill to stop the USPS from imposing changes that will negatively impact service;
  • Introducing a bipartisan resolution supporting a return to robust service standards (H. Res. 60);
  • Co-sponsoring legislation to support 6-day delivery (H. Res. 54), maintain door delivery (H. Res. 23), and oppose privatization (H. Res. 33).
  • Voting for the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) which relieves the USPS of burdensome requirements to pre-fund health care benefits for retirees; 
  • McKinley also sponsored the Postal Employees Appeal Rights Amendments Act (H.R. 597) and the Postal Service Financial Improvement Act of 2019 (H.R. 2553).

Click here, to read the bipartisan letter sent to the Postmaster General in July.

To read the letter, McKinley sent to Republican leadership and the Trump Administration, click here.

                     

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