Congresswoman Susan Davis Urges Funding for Postal Service in Next Economic Relief Package
Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) called for Phase IV of economic relief to include funding for the United States Postal Service. Davis joined 114 of her House colleagues in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging support for the USPS which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
“While the current epidemic has wreaked economic damage on nearly all sectors of our country, the U.S. Postal Service has been hit particularly hard,” the members wrote. “Coming into this crisis, their financial outlook was already dire. As the economy grinds to a standstill, our country has also seen an unprecedented drop in mail. When Postmaster General Megan Brennan spoke to the House Oversight Committee on April 9, she explained that they are projecting a $13 billion revenue loss directly from COVID-19 this fiscal year and $54.3 billion in additional losses over ten years. She also made clear that they will not have enough cash to make it through this fiscal year without direct financial assistance from Congress and the administration.”
The full letter can be read here.