White House issues veto threat on Friday saying USPS doesn’t need a $25 billion bailout
ABOVE VIDEO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers deliver remarks on the House floor ahead of a vote on a $25 billion Post Office bill.
(FOX NEWS) – The House of Representatives Saturday passed a $25 billion funding infusion to the United States Postal Service in a bill that also would reverse new cost-cutting measures and ban any efforts to slow down the mail until at least next year.
The vote was 257-150 with 26 Republicans joining with the Democrats.
Democrats called the rare “emergency” session in the middle of the summer recess because they contend President Trump and new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy are trying to sabotage the 2020 election by delaying service that could compromise mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are experiencing a global pandemic and now our U.S. Postal Service is under attack,” said Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. “Let it be clear: This administration is waging an authoritarian campaign to sabotage this election by manipulating the postal service to suppress our votes … This is not a conspiracy theory. This is fascism. We will not stand for this.”
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