Postal Service 'Will Not Survive the Summer' Without Immediate Support, Warn House Dems
Democratic lawmakers said late Monday that the U.S. Postal Service is poised to be a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic and could collapse by summer's end barring an infusion of billions of dollars in federal aid.
The warning came in a joint statement from House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) that cited "urgent help" needed by the agency as it faces plummeting mail volume and "imminent bankruptcy."
"Based on a number of briefings and warnings this week about a critical fall-off in mail across the country, it has become clear that the Postal Service will not survive the summer without immediate help from Congress and the White House," said Maloney and Connolly.