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US Postal Service: House backs election cash boost

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 23rd August, 2020 11:24:55 AM
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US Postal Service: House backs election cash boost

 

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would inject $25bn (£19bn) into the Postal Service (USPS) ahead of November's election.

The legislation would also block cuts and changes that critics have said will hamper mail-in voting, BBC reported.

Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi recalled lawmakers from the summer recess to vote on the bill, which she said would protect the USPS.

After the vote, US President Donald Trump tweeted the measure was a Democrat ballot scam.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said earlier that further cost-cutting measures at the postal service would be suspended until after November's vote.