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Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:11 PM

House passes an additional $25 billion for Postal Service as Trump tweets opposition

Source: USA Today.

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed legislation Saturday to prevent any further changes at the United States Postal Service and to provide $25 billion in funding ahead of an expected surge in mail-in ballots in the November election.

The bill faces an uncertain future in the Republican-led Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told the Louisville Courier-Journal Tuesday he was doubtful a bill only addressing the Postal Service could pass the Senate.

President Donald Trump, in a Saturday tweet, called the controversy over the Postal Service a "hoax" and told Republican lawmakers to vote against it, but over two dozen House Republicans joined all Democrats in voting for the bill. It passed by a 257-150 vote.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-passes-an-additional-dollar25-billion-for-postal-service-as-trump-tweets-opposition/ar-BB18g1F9



I hope this will pass the Senate. At least it puts Mcturtle in a bind.

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Reply House passes an additional $25 billion for Postal Service as Trump tweets opposition (Original post)
Imallin4Joe Aug 2020 OP
C Moon Aug 2020 #1
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #2
iluvtennis Aug 2020 #3
BigmanPigman Aug 2020 #11
Laelth Aug 2020 #4
left-of-center2012 Aug 2020 #5
CurtEastPoint Aug 2020 #6
Imallin4Joe Aug 2020 #7
louis-t Aug 2020 #8
Bengus81 Aug 2020 #9
Evolve Dammit Aug 2020 #10
abakan Aug 2020 #12

Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:12 PM

1. If this passes, the House better damn well have told them where to spend the money...

because Trump and his demon friends love giving it away to friends.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:13 PM

2. Right!

No loopholes this time!

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:14 PM

3. Why would any rep vote against the funding for the post office - don't their constituents use

the post offices as well. Just a bunch of kiss ass trumpians.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:05 PM

11. Because the Dems want it.

That is how deep their "crazy" goes.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:17 PM

4. It won't pass in the Senate.

Even if it did, I doubt that the Senate could override a Presidential veto.

This was a political stunt that allows us to say that we tried to do “something” about the damage being done to the USPS. That’s all it is.

-Laelth

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:26 PM

5. Dead upon arrival in the Senate

Sad but true.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:38 PM

6. They should have also voted to repeal that ghastly pre-funding law that's killing the USPS

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:41 PM

7. +1000

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:57 PM

8. Fuck that asshole.

It's just about the only comment I am capable of anymore.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:02 PM

9. Senate will never vote. That's money they could be using for another tax cut for the rich...

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:13 PM

10. Who were the 150? Oh right, all rethuglican assholes. Name them so everyone knows.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 11:19 AM

12. matters not

Moscow Mitch will not allow it to be voted on in the senate. Dumbo trumpo will not sign it.
The house tries but until we get rid of these two we are stuck in the hell of their design.

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