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Congressman Thompson Opposes Trump Administration’s Push to Privatize the Postal Service

April 28, 2020
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       Contact : Ty James

April 28, 2020                                                                                                                            (202) 225-5876



Congressman Thompson  Opposes Trump Administration’s

Push to Privatize the Postal Service



BOLTON, M.S. – Today, Rep. Bennie Thompson released the following statement on the Trump administration’s push to privatize the U.S. Postal Service.  



“I am against the privatization of the U.S. Postal Service. The President now imposes such egregious terms that are unnecessary and unworkable. Congress overwhelmingly approved the $10 billion loan in the CARES Act for the Postal Service. The President stated that before the loan would be given the Postal Service must raise rates four times for package and deliveries. Raising the price of postal services is not in the interest of this country. Consumers and retailers are heavily relying on the U.S. Postal Service during the COVID-19 pandemic to deliver goods. This will not only hurt the U.S. Postal Service but it will also significantly hurt rural communities and small businesses. The Administration’s push will place senior citizens, retirees, low-income communities, and rural communities at a disadvantage given their current reliance on the Postal Service. This will create an unnecessary burden for the American people and the U.S. Postal Service. The good men and women who have worked every day and night making sure that mail and packages get delivered deserve to be treated better by the Trump Administration.”