Kuster, Pappas Tour USPS Facility in Nashua
Nashua, NH, September 18, 2020
NASHUA, NH - Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) toured the U.S. Postal Service’s Logistics and Distribution Center in Nashua to learn about its operation and underscore the importance of protecting the USPS from ongoing Administration efforts to slow service and undermine confidence in this public service. The tour came after widespread reports that Postmaster General DeJoy and the Trump Administration spent months systematically attacking the Postal Service and undermining services that veterans, seniors, and voters rely on every day. At the Manchester Post Office on Goffs Falls Rd alone, at least four machines were taken offline and remain offline. Yesterday, a federal judge stepped in to block USPS changes made by Postmaster General that slowed mail, calling them “a politically motivated attack.”
Recently, Reps. Kuster and Pappas voted to pass the Delivering for America Act. This legislation prohibits the Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020 and provides $25 billion in critical funding to support the Postal Service. The House also passed the HEROES Act in May, which includes $25 billion for the USPS, and ends the Treasury Department's blockade of the $10 billion loan previously authorized for USPS in the CARES Act.
“Granite Staters depend on the U.S. Postal Service for life-saving medications, Social Security checks, voting, and so much more,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “I valued the opportunity to tour the USPS Logistics and Distribution Center in Nashua to hear about the operations at the facility and the challenges and concerns they face. While misguided operational changes made by the Postmaster General have resulted in mail delays here in New Hampshire and across the country, I am grateful to the hard-working USPS employees for their tireless work to continue providing essential services to the American people. I have helped to pass legislation to provide much-needed support to USPS, and I will continue working to defend the Postal Service and provide critical funding to this important institution.”
“I was pleased to be able to visit the USPS facility in Nashua today and want to thank the USPS staff for facilitating an informative and thorough tour,” said Congressman Pappas. “Throughout this pandemic, we’ve seen just how critical the Postal Service is for our small businesses, for delivering life-saving medication, for staying connected, and for casting a ballot. I continue to have great confidence in the men and women of the Postal Service here in New Hampshire and across the country. They do their job and they do it well. But we have to give them the support they need and make sure that there are absolutely no politically-motivated attempts to slow down the mail or undermine the service our families, veterans, small businesses, and voters rely on every day.”