Today’s USPS Meeting…

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Skinny-D)

Tiger Beat on the Potomac gives us the background on todays USPS vote:

“The battle over the Postal Service is going to hit the House floor this afternoon. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called the chamber back in a rare move during the August recess to force a vote on a bill that would provide $25 billion to the postal service and prohibit any operational changes ahead of the November election.”

“The vote comes as USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s testimony Friday before the Senate Homeland Security Committee did little to mollify Democrats concerned about everything from mail-in voting to delayed prescription drugs to newly hatched chicks dying in transit. Dejoy is expected to face more intense scrutiny Monday when he testifies before the Democrat-led House Oversight Committee.”

“Republicans have been whipping against the House vote. GOP Rep. John Katko, who is in a tight reelection battle in upstate New York, put out a statement that he would support the Democrats’ bill. Other GOP lawmakers who represent rural districts, or who are in tight reelection races, could also join Democrats in supporting the bill. It will be a largely party-line vote, but GOP leaders expect low double-digit defections.”

And TBotP concludes with:

WHAT WE ARE ALREADY SMELLING — JET FUMES … LAWMAKERS are expected to leave Washington after the vote. The House is slated to return from recess on Sept. 14.

The vote is expected to wrap up between 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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3 Responses to Today’s USPS Meeting…

  1. Infidel753 says:

    LAWMAKERS are expected to leave Washington after the vote. The House is slated to return from recess on Sept. 14.

    WTF?? They’ve still got covid-19 relief and eviction protections to deal with. An emergency is no time to be going on recess, at all. They still don’t get it.

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  2. Stony Pillow says:

    Mail-in/absentee ballots have an automatic paper trail. Everyone, even the most malicious III Percenter or bugfk crazy Tea Partier, knows there’s a royal flush of felony indictments waiting for anyone who swipes ’em. And there’s no way to spin that theft.

    On the other hand, consolidation of voting centers because of Covid could mean a dozen armed “poll watchers” could easily slow voting for a whole city like Louisville down to a crawl, effectively denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands by challenging the qualifications of every person of color. News flash – it’s legal. News flash two – Pig Eyes has already promised it’s going to happen.

    All this noise about “don’t trust the postal service, gotta vote in person to ensure your vote is counted” is just herding the meat into the kill zone. Freedom Works has been pushing this for weeks. Are you really going to believe them?

    We all need to get our absentee ballots as soon as possible, and get them back in as soon as possible. Plan on peacefully standing (cell phone cameras at the ready) in front of the county Board of Elections on November 3rd (and 4th, and 5th as necessay) to ensure our elected commissioners are allowed to do their jobs.

    It’s time for the Republican Party to take their medicine. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night, nor fascists can prevent it.

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