Sen. Tom Carper, D-Delaware, a senior member of the Homeland Safety and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Sens. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, rating member of the Homeland Safety and Governmental Affairs Committee, Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, rating member of the Guidelines Committee, to introduce laws that may be certain that the U.S. Postal Service stays nonpartisan and nonpolitical in order that it may proceed to successfully function a crucial lifeline for seniors, small companies and rural communities throughout America.
The Postal Service is the one provider that delivers to each deal with within the nation — guaranteeing hundreds of thousands of Individuals obtain their prescriptions, crucial provides, enterprise mail and extra.
“The U.S. Postal Service is a novel establishment that touches each family in America,” mentioned Carper. “From our greatest cities to essentially the most rural communities, the Postal Service is there. That’s why it’s essential that this American establishment, that may hint its roots again to the Second Continental Congress, is impartial and accountable to the general public, not partisans. There was a time a long time in the past when management on the Postal Service was primarily based on political patronage. We can’t return to that point. We want leaders on the Postal Service who’re educated, skilled, and never beholden to political stress. I’m proud to hitch my colleagues right this moment to introduce the Nonpartisan Postmaster Common Act so that each American, particularly our seniors, small companies, veterans and rural communities, can really feel assured that any particular person main the Postal Service is targeted on delivering for them.”
The Nonpartisan Postmaster Common Act would forestall appointees for Postmaster Common and Deputy Postmaster Common from holding any political place within the 4 years previous to their appointments. As well as, the invoice would bar the Postal Service Board of Governors, the Postmaster Common and the Deputy Postmaster Common from participating in political fundraising on behalf of any candidates or collaborating in partisan political actions below the Hatch Act.