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I wanted to report some good news from Washington, DC. Today Congressman Joe Neguse (Ne-Goose), a Democrat from Colorado, has introduced the Protect Our Post Offices Act in the House. This bill would provide the postal service with emergency supplemental appropriations of $25 billion. Unlike the $10 billion in borrowing authority that was included in the CARES Act last week, this money would not need to be paid back.
There is still much work to be done, but I am working closely with our legislative team to make sure this bill is included in the Phase IV legislation we talked about last night on our telecom. I would encourage all of you to reach out to your Representative and encourage them to support Rep. Neguse’s Protect Our Post Offices Act. You can find email information for your Representative at: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative. There is a sample email text below along with the bill itself.
In the meantime, it is very important that you continue to send updates on PPE shortages and any other operational issues related to the coronavirus to your state chapter president. We are making sure all of your needs are being communicated to the appropriate House and Senate staff as they work to develop the Phase IV legislation.
Daniel M. Heins
United Postmasters and Managers of America