McKinley Votes to Strengthen Postal Service, Stop Cuts
Vote is Latest in Consistent Record of Support for Postal Workers, Protecting Rural Service
Washington, August 22, 2020
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.
During McKinley’s time in Congress, he has consistently protected the mission of the United States Postal Service and its workers, including:
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.