A bipartisan group of Representatives from the New York delegation issued a letter on April 28 to House and Senate leadership, brining attention to the finaical losses the Postal Service faces due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The letter, led by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12) and Congressman Peter King (R-NY-02), urged leadship to consider, “The coronavirus crisis is wreaking havoc on the U.S. Postal Service. Without immediate help, the Postal Service — a vital staple of American society since 1775 — could cease to function by this summer. This crisis is also affecting the State of New York more than any other. There were 287 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 14 deaths among postal workers in New York as of April 20, 2020… This is a national emergency.”