Assembly resolution urges Congress to provide immediate financial assistance to the United States Postal Service due to COVID-19 health and economic crisis.
OCEAN TOWNSHIP—Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey’s resolution has advanced out of the Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee today. The resolution, AR181, urges Congress to provide immediate financial assistance to the United States Postal Service, as a result of the public health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19.
A halt in postal service operations would have grave consequences across the country and threaten the delivery of essential goods and services and democracy itself. The Postal Service delivers more than a billion shipments of prescription medications and other critical supplies each year, and that number is expected to grow rapidly because of COVID-19.
Assembly Members Houghtaling and Downey released the following joint statement.
“We are very pleased to see this resolution advance out of committee today. Americans deserve to have a postal service they can rely on and trust. The United States Postal Service has been a secure form of transportation since its origin, and their job should not falter now. Residents of our district have been gravely impacted by USPS not being able to do their job as effectively as they wish, and in order for this matter to be resolved, Congress needs to fully fund America’s Postal Service with no conditions placed upon them.”