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.