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Bergman vote on House postal bill wrong stance

EDITOR:

U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman voted against the “Delivering for America Act,” the bill that passed the U.S. House on Saturday.

It prohibited the U.S. Postal Service from making changes to operations or levels of service from those that were in effect on Jan. 1. In short during the COVID-19 emergency, the Post Office is prohibited from: changes in the nature of the service that would affect service on a nationwide basis; revisions of service standards; closures or consolidations of post offices or reduction of facility hours; prohibitions of overtime pay; changes that would prevent USPS from meeting service standards; and changes that would have the effect of delaying mail, allowing non-delivery to a delivery route, or increasing the volume of undelivered mail. (Source: Congressional Research Service)

In Roll Call 182 on Saturday, HR 8015 passed the House by 257 to 150, with 24 not voting. (Source: GovTrack).

Bergman didn’t have the courage to join the 26 Republicans who placed loyalty to our country over loyalty to the party. The 24 who didn’t vote were Republicans; he could have joined them, but he didn’t. He marched lockstep with 149 Republicans and one independent to say it’s OK for Postmaster General DeJoy –a mega-donor to Trump — to sabotage the USPS. He’s okay with delayed mail, delayed medications, dismantling mail sorting machines; removal of mail boxes and potential for dangerous and disenfranchising delays in mail in ballots.

So now you know — Congressman Jack Bergman voted against saving our U.S. Postal Service.

Mark Miller

Kingsford

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