Rep. Maloney introduces ‘Delivering for America Act’ to stop U.S. mail service cutbacks
The bill proposed by Oversight Committee Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) would essentially reset service levels to at least the minimum they were at before DeJoy began wholesale changes.
“Our Postal Service should not become an instrument of partisan politics, but instead must be protected as a neutral, independent entity that focuses on one thing and one thing only -— delivering the mail,” Maloney said in a statement Wednesday.
“When the number of Americans voting by mail for this presidential election is expected to more than double from the last, Congress must protect the right of all eligible citizens to have their vote counted,” Maloney said. “A once-in-a-century pandemic is no time to enact changes that threaten service reliability and transparency.” The bill, dubbed the “Delivering for America Act,” would bar DeJoy from changing service levels that were standard at the start of this year, and maintain them until the pandemic is declared over.