House votes Saturday to fund USPS

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THE HOUSE IS BACK IN SESSION THIS WEEKEND–

LAWMAKERS IN WASHINGTON D-C TODAY HAVE PASSED A BILL TO FUND THE U-S POSTAL SERVICE.

THE LEGISLATION WOULD PROVIDE 25 BILLION DOLLARS IN FUNDING AND BAN THE CONTROVERSIAL CHANGES AT THE AGENCY.

BUT AS BRITT CONWAY REPORTS– THE BILL’S FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN.

FUNDING THE U-S-P-S.

ON A RARE SATURDAY SESSION– THE DEMOCRAT-LED HOUSE VOTING ON LEGISLATION ALLOCATING $25 BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE FINANCIALLY-STRAPPED AGENCY.

“The American people do not want anyone to mess with the post office.”

THE BILL ALSO AIMS TO BAN OPERATIONAL CHANGES THAT HAVE SLOWED DOWN MAIL SERVICE AROUND THE COUNTRY.

DEMOCRATS ARGUE THE CHANGES WOULD HAVE HURT MAIL-IN VOTING AHEAD OF THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.

BUT DURING A SENATE HEARING FRIDAY… POSTMASTER GENERAL LOUIS DEJOY… DENIED THOSE CLAIMS.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARGUE THE AGENCY IS NOT RUNNING OUT OF MONEY AND WILL HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS TO HANDLE ELECTION MAIL.

“Currently, the postal service has over 15 billion dollars cash on hand. enough to keep it solvent until 2021.”

THE BILL’S FUTURE DEPENDS ON PASSAGE IN THE SENATE

“If the republicans in the senate refuse to take it up– they’re just gonna have to answer to their own constituents… why they don’t want their mail delivered in a timely fashion.”

THE REPUBLICAN-LED SENATE HAS NOT CONFIRMED WHETHER IT WILL EVEN CONSIDER THE LEGISLATION FOR A VOTE.

AND THE WHITE HOUSE HAS THREATENED A VETO.

THE VOTE COMES AS CALLS GROW… FOR THE POSTMASTER TO RESIGN.

WITH RALLIES TAKING PLACE IN WASHINGTON D-C… MARYLAND… AND TEXAS.

SEN. JIM CLYBURN, (D) SOUTH CAROLINA

“We want the american people to know it is not just about voting, it is about veterans getting checks, social security going out on time.”

I’M BRITT CONWAY REPORTING.

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