Nancy Pelosi, House Dems mull early return from break to address USPS

Members of the House are reportedly considering rushing back from their August break to address the Trump administration’s handling of the U.S. Postal Service.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues are discussing a possible return to Washington within the next two weeks, sources told Politico.

The Chamber had originally planned to stay in recess until mid-September.

Pelosi hashed out options for an early return with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) during an “emergency” call Saturday, the outlet reported.

The House reportedly would focus on the ways in which they allege Trump’s postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, is undermining the agency ahead of the November election.

Trump has said he’s resisting funding the cash-strapped USPS because he wants to prevent a surge in mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic.

A protest was organized in Washington, D.C., Saturday, targeting DeJoy for making changes to the postal service that have slowed service.

Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a statement Friday condemning what they called Trump’s “assault on the postal service and elections.”

“The President made plain that he will manipulate the operations of the Post Office to deny eligible voters the ballot in pursuit of his own re-election,” they said. “The President’s own words confirm: he needs to cheat to win.”

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