The United States Postal Service (USPS) is a pillar of our democracy, enshrined in the Constitution and essential to delivering medications, Social Security benefits, paychecks, tax returns, and mail-in ballots to El Pasoans. and millions of Americans.
Now more than ever, the Postal Service is vital to keeping us safe and preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
However, the Trump administration has been trying to undermine and dismantle the Postal Service. In May, President Trump named 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 new operational changes to downgrade the postal service, delay the mail and threaten the ability of El Pasoans to vote by mail in the 2020 election. Even more troubling, the Postal Service Postal has removed mail sorting machines and postal boxes across our country without explanation.
My colleagues and I are working to end this and will vote for the Delivering for America Act, which prevents the Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or service levels that were in place prior to January 1, 2020, and will provide $25 billion in funding.
I will continue to fight to prevent the undermining of the Postal Service and to better understand the impact changes in this administration are having, I need to hear from you. How have recent changes in the Postal Service affected you? What steps do you think Congress should take to respond? Share your opinion and complete my survey.
Meeting With USPS Employees
To better understand what is happening with the postal service in El Paso, it is also important to understand what is happening to local postal workers. On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, I had a meeting with local employees to discuss the operational changes they have seen and what I am doing to fight for them.