Congressman says Trump directly involved in removing stimulus funds for Postal Service

WASHINGTON — Mail volume has dropped dramatically since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA). Letter carriers are still going door to door and delivering mail across America, but when volume drops, revenue drops as well.

Rep. Connolly is sharing his concerns with WUSA9 about the 650,000 U.S. Postal Service employees across the country.

“The Postal Service is going to run out of all cash by June,” said Rep. Connolly. “Trump personally objected to any assistance for the Postal Service.”

Rep. Connolly says the initial version of the bill included $25 billion for the cash strapped agency.

Connolly and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier in the week calling the Postal Service’s financial crisis “a national emergency” that would hit rural areas extremely hard.

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