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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Johnson Votes for Critical Resources for the U.S. Postal Service

Aug 22, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, who is a cosponsor of H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act, released the following statement:

“I am proud to stand in support of the Delivering for America Act, especially at a time when the United States Postal Service (USPS) is needed more than ever. Congress must focus all efforts and resources to fight voter suppression tactics that challenge accessibility and fairness for all.

“This past week, I had the opportunity to meet with the Dallas County Postal Service leadership as well as the American Postal Workers Union’s Dallas President to address the role of the federal government in protecting the processes, operations, and service standards for the USPS. During this unprecedented time – delayed deliveries of medications, checks, and other pertinent letters and packages should be the least of Americans’ worries.

“The USPS is one of the most diverse workforces in the country. In Texas, African Americans and Latinos make up a significant percentage of its frontline employees, and more than 50% are women. Because minority communities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, proper PPE is necessary - which this bill makes funding available for. It also prohibits a restriction on the use of overtime pay for USPS employees and prevents the institution of a hiring freeze, to ensure that they are equitably compensated for their efforts.”

 H.R. 8015, the Delivering to America Act click here: https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr8015/BILLS-116hr8015ih.pdf

 

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