More than two dozen Democratic senators are urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to stamp out politics from any discussion of price hikes or service changes at the struggling U.S. Postal Service.
The essential service is in danger of bankruptcy as it finds itself in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump and some Senate Republicans. While millions of Americans rely on the agency as one of the only mechanisms available to connect with people and services during the virtual nationwide shutdown created by the coronavirus pandemic.
In a letter obtained exclusively by NBC News, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., along with 28 other prominent Senate Democrats and independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont, called on Mnuchin to “reject any politically-motivated conditions that would force price increases, service or benefit cuts, or otherwise hinder the excellent work of the USPS when considering the pledged $10 billion emergency loan or any other relief for the USPS.”