House panel advances bill to ban Postal Service leaders from holding political positions

The House Oversight and Reform Committee advanced legislation on Wednesday that would prevent appointments of those who have recently engaged in partisan political activities to leadership positions at the U.S. Postal Service.

The panel approved the bill by voice vote, but Democrats voted down multiple GOP amendments to increase penalties for tampering with postmarks and prevent postal workers from going on strike or using official time for union activity in the weeks leading up to the November elections.

The vote came as Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faces scrutiny for his efforts to raise money for Republicans before taking office in June.

The bill, authored by House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), would bar members of the Postal Service Board of Governors, the postmaster general and the deputy postmaster general from holding any political position while serving in their roles. Nominees for postmaster general and deputy postmaster general would also be limited to people who haven’t engaged in political activities like running for office or working for a political party in the last four years.


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NARFE TO AFLCIO

Ohhhh but the Post Office Unions can take ALL the Union dues (minus their bonuses) and give it to the Democratic party without ANY input from the union members? Oh, ok, no double standard here.

ARE YOU CRAZY??? Union dues cannot be used for political purposes. That is why unions hold separate fundraisers to make political contributions. Pull your head out if your ass!

Just another idiot not knowing anything about union affiliations. We voluntarily contribute to a separate Letter Carrier Political Fund used to donate the the “best” party that protects our working interests whether it be Republican or Democrat. It just seems the Republicans never have our interests in their agendas.