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Letter: Why vote against USPS?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Congressman Wittman, why did you vote nay on H.R. 8015—the Delivering for America Act?

In your Aug. 24 statement, your first stated reason was, “the bill … is purely partisan politics to give Democrats another anti-Republican talking point.” So, you voted for your party rather than to assure United States Postal Service provides needed services for your constituents. Your constituents want good postal services. Your constituents put you in office.

Your second reason was, “It does not allow enough flexibility for USPS to address the issues around the country.” This raises big questions because the bill states, “Specifically, the USPS may not … implement or approve any change to the operations or the level of service that would reduce service performance or impede prompt, reliable, and efficient services.” The bill’s focus is on service to all of the people.

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