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H.R. 8015 (116th): Delivering for America Act


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 19, 2020 (Preprint (Rule)).


I

116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 8015

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 11, 2020

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To maintain prompt and reliable postal services during the COVID–19 health emergency, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Delivering for America Act.

2.

Prompt and reliable postal services during COVID–19 pandemic

(a)

In general

During the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending on the last day of the COVID–19 public health emergency or January 1, 2021, whichever is later, the United States Postal Service may not implement or approve any change to the operations or the level of service provided by the Postal Service from those in effect on January 1, 2020, that would impede prompt, reliable, and efficient services, including any of the following actions:

(1)

Any change in the nature of postal services which will generally affect service on a nationwide or substantially nationwide basis.

(2)

Any revision of service standards.

(3)

Any closure or consolidation of any post office or reduction of facility hours.

(4)

Any prohibition on payment of overtime pay to Postal Service officers or employees.

(5)

Any change that would prevent the Postal Service from meeting its service standards or cause a decline in measurements of performance relative to those service standards.

(6)

Any change that would have the effect of delaying mail, allowing for the non-delivery of mail to a delivery route, or increasing the volume of undelivered mail.

(b)

Definition of COVID–19 public health emergency

In this Act, the term COVID–19 public health emergency means the public health emergency declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services on January 27, 2020, with respect to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.