|Posted:||August 21, 2020 09:28 AM|
|From:||Representative Steven R. Malagari|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Fund the United States Postal Service|
|When the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution for our then fledgling nation, they wisely enabled Congress to establish post offices and post roads. As such, the United States Postal Service is enshrined in our Constitution and it now serves as a lifeline for millions of people across this state and across this nation. People depend on the Postal Service for prescription medicine, for various checks and benefit payments, and for bills and legal documents. The Postal Service maintains the commerce of this nation and serves rural Americans to a higher degree than any private company. Now, more than ever, the Postal Service also allows at-risk citizens to exercise their right to vote safely and securely via a mail-in ballot.
The United States Postal Service is, as its name so plainly demonstrates, a service to our nation and its people, not a for-profit business. It is high time that Congress fully fund the United States Postal Service. The residents it serves – and the hundreds of thousands of Americans it employs, including nearly 100,000 military veterans – deserve to have a fully functioning and efficient mail provider and place of employment. For this reason, I plan to introduce a resolution urging Congress to fully fund the United States Postal Service.
This is a nonpartisan and meaningful resolution that will send a clear message from the people of Pennsylvania to their representatives in Washington. We must fund the Postal Service and we must do it now. Please join me in co-sponsoring this resolution. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.
Introduced as HR997