House Approves $25 Billion in Emergency Funding for USPS
The House approved $25 Billion in Emergency Funding for the USPS on Saturday. Part of the bill was a ban on recent operational changes that have led to record mail delays.
The bill passed largely along party lines 257-150. However, more than two dozen Republicans also supported the bill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) called the House back into session from summer recess last week to vote on the "emergency" bill.
President Trump has publicly stated he opposes mail-in voting and has opposed giving additional funding to the USPS saying that doing so would allow increased mail-in voting.
The White House issued a threat to veto on Friday if the bill was passed.
Many Trump opposition leaders have stated that the president is purposely trying to manipulate the post office for political gain, specifically by limiting mail-in voting.
Mail-in voting has become a much more popular option during the pandemic and polls show that Democrats plan to take advantage of mail-in voting at a higher rate than Republicans
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