Last night, the House passed an overwhelmingly bipartisan bill to provide critical funding for USPS and block operational changes that have caused a slowdown in delivery time, as more Americans than ever rely on the postal service amid the COVID-19 crisis. Congressman Scott Perry voted against the funding package, even as his fellow Republican colleagues, including Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, voted for it.
The funding in this relief package was the same amount requested by the Trump-appointed USPS Board of Governors to meet increased demand, as Americans use the service to receive prescription drugs, send and receive supplies, and communicate, especially those in rural communities who lack broadband access.
Candidate for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District, Eugene DePasquale, released the following statement:
“Some things are just common sense, and ensuring our postal service is fully operational as people rely on it more than ever – to order their prescriptions, safely send and receive supplies, and communicate with one another in the middle of a public health crisis – is one of those issues,” said DePasquale.“The fact that Scott Perry voted no, even as many of his Republican colleges voted for this critical funding package, shows how out of step he is with the realities Pennsylvanians are facing. Seven years in Washington has clearly left Congressman Perry out of touch with the needs of our community. We deserve better.”