Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement on voting against the USPS Fairness Act:
“Although I did vote for the Republican motion to recommit with instructions, I ultimately voted against the USPS Fairness Act. It is disappointing that House Democrats refused to work with Republicans and instead put forward a partisan bill that does little to address the underlying issues faced by the United States Postal Service (USPS). Previously, I voted in favor of the USPS Fairness Act which repeals the pension prepayment requirement that has contributed to the USPS’ financial problems.
“Additionally, I recently signed a letter to House and Senate Republican leadership supporting provisional funding for the USPS in coronavirus relief package negotiations. I know that USPS needs our support, partisan politics should not play a role, all Americans appreciate the dedication of our postal workers. I look forward to the upcoming coronavirus relief legislation that addresses the needs of USPS as well as other programs.”