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Congressman Alex X. Mooney Statement on H.R. 8015

WASHINGTON – Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) released the following statement on H.R. 8015:
“Today I voted against H.R. 8015, which would undermine important postal reforms and harm the long-term solvency of the United States Postal Service (USPS). Speaker Pelosi convened the U.S. House of Representatives today to fuel a false and intentionally misleading theory about the USPS. The best and most secure way to vote, as intended by our Founding Fathers, is in person. Furthermore, the USPS has clearly stated it can handle the volume of election mail. The fact is that if every registered American voted by mail, the total mail volume would be far less than the two and a half billion pieces of mail the USPS handled in the week before Christmas last year. In demanding the House convene for a day, Speaker Pelosi decided to waste taxpayer money on a political stunt rather than address the COVID-19 crisis, students returning to school, opioid addiction and other critical issues.
“Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was voted into his position unanimously by the bipartisan USPS Board of Governors. In response to the hysteria driven by Democrats, he already paused all reforms designed to save taxpayer money until after the election. In Congress, I will continue to work to improve the Post Office for long-lasting efficiency, which is of critical importance to rural West Virginians. That’s why on March 27, 2020, I voted for a $10 billion loan for the USPS in the CARES Act in support of the Post Office amid the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Congressman Alex Mooney.