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Emergency postal aid stalls as WH rejects House-passed bill

Help for the U.S. Postal Service landed in stalemate Sunday as the White House dismissed an emergency funding bill aimed at shoring up the agency before the November elections as “going nowhere” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged senators to act quickly. “The public is demanding action on this now,” Pelosi said. “I can’t see

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What the Post Office Needs to Survive a Pandemic Election

This story was originally published by ProPublica. This article is part of Electionland, ProPublica’s collaborative reporting project covering problems that prevent eligible voters from casting their ballots during the 2020 elections. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This fall’s elections are the latest chapter in the slow-motion collapse of

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Opinion: Mail Service Has Deteriorated for Years; Won’t Be Fixed by Election Day

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading the House of Representatives into a dramatic special session Saturday to address the U.S. Postal Service. The aim is to outlaw the cost-cutting and streamlining actions of new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, return to earlier mail processing practices, and supposedly prevent delays of mail-in ballots. Even if Pelosi gets her

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