Morris Herald-News: Congressman Adam Kinzinger said he'll support Postal Service, but not $25 billion of funding

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Tuesday he'd vote to support the postal service.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling back Kinzinger and their colleagues into session over the issues at the Postal Service. A vote is expected Saturday on legislation that would prohibit changes at the agency and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is expected to testify in front of Congress.

DeJoy, a former supply-chain CEO who took over the Postal Service in June, has sparked criticism over delays, new prices and cutbacks as millions of Americans will be trying to vote by mail during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Postal Service said it has stopped removing mailboxes and mail-sorting machines amid an outcry from lawmakers.

Kinzinger, R-Channahon, said on the Fox 32 program "Good Day Chicago" he believes the postal service needs to be funded to "a necessary level to get postal work done," but he stopped short of supporting the $25 billion proposed by Pelosi.

The Congressman voted once against $25 billion of emergency funding to the Postal Service.

"She's just throwing that number out there," Kinzinger said on the TV news program.

 

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