LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 8015, a Democrat bill that blocks necessary reforms and equipment upgrades within the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) through at least January 31, 2021.
“I was a front-seat passenger in a car crash on Thursday. I’m OK, however, I’ve been advised to refrain from travel for a few days. Thus, I was unable to be in DC this weekend. However, I have communicated with House Republican Leadership as well as the White House, according to established protocol. My intended NO vote on H.R. 8015 will be recorded for the historical record with the House clerk. I oppose Democrats’ baseless conspiracy theory about the U.S. Postal Service. Democrats manufactured this non-crisis with the sole intent of weaponizing it against President Trump. Nancy Pelosi’s USPS lie is absurd and has no basis in reality. Obviously, technologies have changed regarding delivery of mail. That’s not news. It’s been happening for decades, and technological adjustments will continue. Every industry is constantly evolving as tech changes the way we live. Message delivery in America is certainly very different in 2020 than it was in 2000. The USPS will remain fully operational through the election and beyond.”