In light of the ongoing pandemic and projections that a record-breaking number of Americans will cast their ballot by mail in the upcoming election, now is not the time to implement changes at the U.S. Postal Service that could slow the processing of election mail. This bill stops and reverses all such changes, and provides the USPS with an additional $25 billion in funding to operate.
The USPS believes it has enough cash to operate normally through August 2021 and has a $10 billion line of credit it hasn’t utilized yet, so the $25 billion provided by this bill is unnecessary. USPS can also make necessary changes to its operations while maintaining capacity to process all election mail in a timely manner, given that it will represent less than 2% of all mail between now and the election.