Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued a statement on April 24 commending New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for mailing absentee ballot applications to all registered voters for the upcoming June 23 election and calling on Congress to swiftly pass emergency legislation to save the US Postal Service in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. She stated: “I commend Governor Cuomo for his action today to preserve the safety and health of New Yorkers while promoting their ability to exercise their fundamental right to vote. Voting by mail is just common sense during this public health emergency.
“Today’s action also highlights the vital importance of our Postal Service as a pillar of our democracy. The Postal Service is facing an existential crisis as a direct result of coronavirus, and Congress and the President need to act now to save it – just as we did for numerous other companies and industries that are critical to our economy.”