Sending Office: Honorable Stephen F. Lynch
Sent By:
James.Conway@mail.house.gov

OPPOSE THE PRIVATIZATION OF THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE!

Support Bipartisan Resolution Calling for USPS to Remain Independent Establishment of the Federal Government                                                                                                      

Endorsed by: The National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, the American Postal Workers Union, the National Association of Postal Supervisors, the United
Postmasters and Managers of America, and the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service                                                               

   

Cosponsors (239):  Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Rep. Don Young (R-AK), Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL),
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA), Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC), Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-CA), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Rep. Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Rep. Don S. Beyer,
Jr. (D-VA), Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Rep. Robert A. Brady (D-PA), Rep. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN), Rep. Anthony G. Brown
(D-MD), Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Rep, Michael E. Capuano (D-MA), Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA), Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL),
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO), Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Gerald
E. Connolly (D-VA), Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), Rep. J. Luis Correa (D-CA), Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), Rep. Ryan A. Costello (R-PA), Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL),
Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA), Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Rep. Ted Deutch
(D-FL), Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Rep. Daniel M. Donovan (R-NY), Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY),
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA), Rep. John J. Faso (R-NY), Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL), Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), Rep. Bob Gibbs
(R-OH), Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR), Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), Rep.
Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI), Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY), Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA),
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Rep. Evan H. Jenkins (R-WV), Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA), Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-NC), Rep. David P. Joyce (R-OH), Rep. Marcy Kaptur
(D-OH), Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen (D-NV), Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI), Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), Rep. Peter King (R-NY),
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA), Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Rep. James R. Langevin (D-RI), Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), Rep.
John B. Larson (D-CT), Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence (D-MI), Rep. Al Lawson, Jr. (D-FL), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Daniel W. Lipinski (D-IL), Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Rep. David Loebsack (D-IA), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Rep. Mia Love
(R-UT), Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA), Rep. Roger Marshall,
M.D. (R-KS), Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA), Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Rep. David McKinley (R-WV), Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV),
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX),  NRep. Frank
Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA), Rep. Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep.
Bill Posey (R-FL), Rep. David Price (D-NC), Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), Rep. Kathleen M. Rice (D-NY), Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (D-FL), Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
(D-CA), Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-MP), Rep. Linda T. Sanchez (D-CA), Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD), Rep. Linda T. Sanchez (D-CA), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Adam Schiff
(D-CA), Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Rep. David Scott (D-GA), Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), Rep. Jose E. Serrano (D-NY), Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL), Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-PA), Rep.
Brad Sherman (D-CA), Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ), Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL), Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Rep. Elise M. Stefanik (R-NY), Rep. Steve Stivers
(R-OH), Rep. Thomas R. Suozzi (D-NY), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV), Rep. Paul D. Tonko (D-NY),
Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA), Rep. Michael R. Turner (R-OH), Rep. David G. Valadao (R-CA), Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA), Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX), Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX), Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Rep. Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN), Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), Rep. Maxine
Waters (D-CA), Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL), Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), Rep. David Young (R-IA), Rep. Lee M. Zeldin (R-NY)                          

   

Dear Colleague:    

 

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people
.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll
, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

 

            In order to understand the importance of retaining the Postal Service as a public sector entity, we need only recall the exceptional public service exhibited by our postal workforce in response to the bioterrorism that threatened the integrity
of the mail network in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.  The mailing of anthrax spores claimed the lives of two postal workers,
Joseph Curseen and Thomas Morris, Jr., at the Brentwood Processing and Distribution Center that now bears their name. Under the threat of continued anthrax attacks, our 700,000-strong postal
workforce continued to report to work throughout the crisis and make certain that our nationwide mail and commerce flow would not be subject to disruption.

  

In support of the Postal Service and our dedicated employees, we recently introduced a bipartisan resolution,
H. Res. 993.  This important resolution provides that Congress should take all appropriate steps to ensure that the Postal Service is not subject to privatization. 

 

            If you would like to cosponsor this resolution, please contact James Conway of Rep. Lynch’s staff at
James.Conway@mail.house.gov or X58273 or Miles Chiotti of Rep. Davis’ staff at
Miles.Chiotti@mail.house.gov or X52371.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.   

 

            Sincerely,

 

 

REP. STEPHEN F. LYNCH (D-MA)                        REP. RODNEY DAVIS (R-IL)        

 

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Consumer Affairs, Economy, Ethics and Standards, Labor, Small Business, Transportation

icon eDC logo e-Dear Colleague version 2.0
 
e-Dear Colleagues are intended for internal House use only.