The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is a pillar of our democracy, enshrined in the Constitution, and essential for providing critical services like delivering medicine, Social Security benefits, paychecks, tax returns, and absentee ballots to El Pasoans and millions of Americans.
Now more than ever, the USPS is a vital service that helps keep us safe and prevents the spread of COVID-19.
Yet, the Trump Administration has been trying to undermine and dismantle the USPS. In May, President Trump installed a mega-donor to his campaign as the new head of the Postal Service, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
Postmaster General DeJoy and the Trump Administration pushed for sweeping new operational changes to degrade postal service, delay the mail, and threaten to deny the ability of eligible El Pasoans to cast their votes through the mail in the 2020 elections. Even more troubling, the USPS removed mail sorting machines from post offices and postal drop boxes around our country without any explanation.
My colleagues and I are working to put an end to this and will vote on the Delivering for America Act, which prevents USPS from implementing any changes to operations or levels of service it had in place on January 1, 2020, and provide $25 billion in additional funding.
I’ll keep fighting to prevent the undermining of the USPS, and in order to have a better understanding of the impact this administration’s changes are making, I need to hear from you. How have the recent changes to the USPS affected you? What steps do you believe Congress should take to respond? Let me know what you think by filling out the survey below.