House passes bill to put $25 billion into USPS and reverse changes amid uproar
Democratic U.S. Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Dan Kildee rally in support of the United States Postal Service (USPS) outside of a post office in Southfield, Michigan, U.S. August 18, 2020.
Rebecca Cook | Reuters
The House passed a bill Saturday to inject emergency funding into the U.S. Postal Service and reverse changes that have hampered mail delivery.
The measure passed in a 257-150 vote. Twenty-six House Republicans supported the bill.
The legislation approved by the Democratic-held chamber would put $25 billion into the cash-crunched post office. It would also roll back recent overhauls under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, such as limits on overtime and reductions of facility hours, that Democrats worry will hinder the processing of an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.
As Republicans oppose the proposal, it has little chance of getting through the GOP-controlled Senate. However, a …continued .
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