BY Mark Hallum

The United States Postal Service has been no exception to the hard financial

times incurred from the COVID-19 pandemic and New York Senator Charles

Schumer says it will need a $25 billion rescue form Federal government 

to continue its essential services, including sending and delivering election

ballots Schumer reported Sunday that the Federal agency could close

branches throughout the states including New York City and Long Island,

and operational funding as well as for personal protective equipment is at

a critical need. Starting Monday Schumer says he will begin a push for mayor

funding through a COVID-19 stimulus package , but as of yet it is unclear 

whether or not Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will allow a bill to

reach the floor for a vote. It has been three months since the HEROES Act

has been passed by Congress but the bill packed with transit anf

governmental support has been stalled, perceived as a 'blue state bailout"

by McConnell . 

The fact is,  the cornavirus severely crippled USPS operations and their

funds. Despite that, they have kept the doors open, the mail -- and really

economy moving, and now they need the help sustain their pace " Schumer

said. The fight to keep our post offices opening by injecting the dollars needed

to do the job and purchase protective equipment and supplies required to

keep everyone safe will begin tomorrow and I am hear to say I vow to lead.

With mail volume down 30% Schumer excepts USPS to lose up to $22

billion over the next 18 months, as reported by the Associated Press.