Reschenthaler’s Statement on His Vote Against House Democrats’ Postal Service Misinformation Show Vote

August 22, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) released the following statement on his vote against H.R. 8015:

 

“Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats doubled down on their politically-motivated conspiracy theory about the United States Postal Service (USPS) today instead of working across the aisle to deliver more coronavirus relief to hardworking Americans. The USPS has more than enough funding to get through the year, and Democrats’ legislation would not fix any of the irrational state ballot deadlines that are incompatible with USPS delivery standards. Since coming to Congress, I have been a strong advocate for proposals to support the USPS. As a proud member of the Postal Preservation Caucus, I support numerous pieces of legislation that would ensure USPS is able to continue its critical service to our nation, our communities, and most importantly our senior citizens. It’s time for House Democrats to stop with partisan, political show votes and come together with Republicans to help millions of struggling Americans during this challenging time and stop spreading misinformation.”

 

Rep. Reschenthaler is a cosponsor of H. Res. 33, a resolution expressing the sense of the U.S. House of Representatives that the USPS remain part of the federal government and not be subject to privatization. This resolution was introduced on January 9, 2019 by Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-8) and currently awaits action in the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

 

Below are some additional bills Rep. Reschenthaler supports or cosponsors in the 116th Congress:

 

  • H.R. 2382, the USPS Fairness Act, which ends the pre-funding mandate for the USPS, one of the most pressing financial problems facing the agency.
  • H. Res. 54, a resolution ensuring the USPS can continue its 6-day mail service.
  • H. Res. 23, a resolution ensuring the USPS can continue door delivery for all business and residential customers.

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