Democrats plan Saturday vote to prop up Postal Service
August 18, 2020
House Democrats will call the chamber back to Washington Saturday to vote on legislation to block recently implemented cost-cutting measures at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) — and ensure the agency can handle a potential flood of mail-in ballots around November’s elections.
The move, announced by Democratic leaders on a call with their caucus Monday morning, comes days after the Postal Service warned states that it might not be able to deliver ballots to election offices in time to be counted.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Democrats on the call that the legislation is still being finalized, but members have been told formally to expect to vote on it Saturday morning.