Allred Votes for Bipartisan Bill to Protect U.S. Postal Service, Reverse Attacks by Administration

August 22, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted for the Delivering for America Act, a bill that would prevent the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from making operational changes impacting the delivery of the mail. The bill would maintain service standards and prohibit USPS from implementing any changes to the operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020. It passed the House with bipartisan support and Allred is a cosponsor. 

“I will always fight to protect the U.S. Postal Service and the essential service it provides to all Americans,” said Allred.  “This legislation is an important step in protecting the Postal Service and I am glad it passed with bipartisan support. When I visited the processing facility in Dallas, I saw firsthand the dedication of postal workers to do their jobs, and we must do all we can to support them. I urge the Administration to put an end to the attacks on the Postal Service and work with us to sign this support package into law.” 

The Delivering for America Act prevents the Administration from implementing changes such as; revising service standards, closing post offices or reducing post office hours, barring overtime pay, and making any other changes that would delay mail or increase the volume of undelivered mail. You can read more about the bill on the House Oversight Committee’s website here

On August 20, Allred visited the USPS Dallas Processing and Distribution Center to see first hand the impact of the Administration’s changes on postal workers and the delivery of mail in North Texas. Additionally, Allred delivered a video update after his visit which you can watch here.  

Allred joined more than 190 of his colleagues in calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to ensure Americans continue to receive timely mail delivery. In May, Allred voted for the Heroes Act, which provided $25 billion in emergency funds to help the USPS operate and protect its workers.