NEWSTEAD TOWN BOARD CANDIDATE ADAM BURG RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING USPS

Burg adds his voice to Congressmen supporting increased funding for USPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2020

[Newstead, New York] – Americans across the political spectrum are deeply concerned that despite a pandemic and increased demand for by-mail voting, the USPS may be denied the resources necessary to guarantee timely delivery of ballots.

Stated simply, that can’t happen. 

In a year of maximum partisan divide, Democratic Representative Brian Higgins was joined by Republican Congressman Tom Reed in support of a bill increasing USPS funding by $25 billion.

I add my voice to theirs and all those who understand that the post office is fundamental to our democracy. 

Win or lose on November 3, I want to know that no voter was left behind.

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  1. I did a search to get more information, The following is what I copied

    :Ruth Y. Goldway, a commissioner of the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission from 1998-2015 and its chair from 2009-14, urged “everyone to be calm,” in an op-ed published Tuesday by The New York Times.

    “Don’t fall prey to the alarmists on both sides of this debate,” wrote Goldway, a Democrat appointed to the commission by then-President Bill Clinton and reappointed in 2002 and 2008 by then-President George W. Bush. “The Postal Service is not incapacitated. It is still fully capable of delivering the mail.”

    Goldway wrote that “while the agency indeed has financial problems, as a result of a huge increase in packages being sent through the system and a credit line through the CARES Act, it has access to about $25 billion in cash. Its own forecasts predict that it will have enough money to operate into 2021.”

    Goldway attributed the Postal Service’s “shaky financial situation” largely to the approximately 30% drop in first-class mail, typically used for letters, from 10 years ago.

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