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The DeSaulnier Digest: Congressman DeSaulnier's Efforts to Save USPS

August 17, 2020
DeSaulnier Digest

AT A GLANCE

In this week's Digest you will find more information on:

  • Congressman DeSaulnier's efforts to prevent President Trump from defunding the Postal Service;
  • Coronavirus relief negotiations in Washington; and
  • Why our community needs you to fill out the Census

PROTECTING THE POSTAL SERVICE

As Americans are working to stop the spread of coronavirus, they are relying on the United States Postal Service (USPS) more than ever to receive medication, run their businesses, & vote. Congressman DeSaulnier joined his colleagues in demanding that the USPS reverse course on its recent policy changes that have resulted in slower, less reliable service and fulfill its duties to serve the American people, not President Trump's political agenda.

Congressman DeSaulnier is a sponsor of the Delivering for America Act, which would prohibit the Postal Service from implementing any changes to its operations or level of service it had in place in January of 2020 until the coronavirus pandemic has ended, and provides $25 billion in new funding. The House is returning to Washington on Saturday to vote on this legislation.

Next Monday, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which Congressman DeSaulnier sits on, regarding operational changes he has implemented to the Postal Service that will delay mail and disenfranchise American voters.

DEMOCRATS PUSH FOR ADDITIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

As Senate Republicans and President Trump continue to drag their feet in providing additional coronavirus relief, Democrats remain committed to working for the people and helping millions of Americans through this pandemic.

The HEROES Act, passed by House Democrats over three months ago, would extend unemployment benefits, provide anti-hunger assistance, prevent Americans from losing their homes, and help establish a national testing and tracing program. Unfortunately, Republicans left Washington, D.C. without passing this badly needed legislation to aid Americans struggling financially.

POST OF THE WEEK

HELP OUR COMMUNITY: FILL OUT THE CENSUS

The Census determines the funding our community will receive over the next ten years for hospitals, schools, infrastructure, and other essential programs. Take a few minutes to answer the Census' nine easy questions to make sure our community gets the funding it deserves. If you've already done so, encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to do the same. Make sure everyone counts in Contra Costa! Fill out the Census here or by clicking the image below.