Joe Neguse Fights for US Postal Service


Joe Neguse Fights for US Postal Service

Congressman Joe Neguse is a champion for working Americans and, specifically, for his constituents in Northern Colorado.  Here you see him fighting to maintain adequate funding for the U.S. Postal Service in the face of attacks by Donald Trump's appointees and the Republicans in Congress.


Full Text of August 22, 2020, Statement before the House of Representatives

YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN HERE ON THE FLOOR LISTENING TO THIS DEBATE. I'VE HEARD SEVERAL OF MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES DESCRIBE THIS AS A MANUFACTURED CRISIS. 

TELL THAT TO MY CONSTITUENTS. TELL THAT TO KELSEY, A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER IN LOVELAND, COLORADO, WHO IS WORRIED ABOUT HER ABILITY TO GET PACKAGES DELIVERED ON TIME TO HER CUSTOMERS BECAUSE OF DELAYS AT THE POSTAL SERVICE. 

MANUFACTURED CRISIS? 

TELL THAT TO MARSHA, MY CONSTITUENT IN BOULDER, WHO DEPENDS ON MAIL-ORDER PRESCRIPTIONS WHICH THIS MONTH TOOK NEARLY TWO WEEKS TO ARRIVE. 

THIS IS NOT A MANUFACTURED CRISIS. THERE IS A REAL CRISIS AT THE POSTAL SERVICE UNDER THIS POST MASTER GENERAL AND WE HERE IN THE HOUSE STRIVE TO FIX IT. 

THAT'S WHY I'M A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE BILL THAT IS BEFORE THE HOUSE TODAY. ULTIMATELY TO ENSURE THAT THE CURRENT STANDARDS OF THE POSTAL SERVICE ARE PROTECTED AND PROVIDE $25 BILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING. 

LET US GET THIS DONE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AND WITH THAT, I YIELD.

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