skip to main content

H.R. 690: Ensuring the Safety of Our Mail Act of 2021

Call or Write Congress

About the bill

Even though 93.2 percent of prisoners are already “male.”


Mail theft carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

In fiscal year 2019, 2,067 people were convicted of mail theft nationwide. While it’s unclear exactly how many pieces of mail that correlates to, it’s presumably a miniscule fraction of a percent of the 142.6 billion pieces of mail that the U.S. Postal Service delivered that year.

If you want to report a suspected mail theft, you can do so with this mail theft form.

In the months leading up to the 2020 election, Republicans led by former President Donald Trump claimed that the dramatic rise in mail-in ballots — used as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — would lead to “massive fraud” and result …

Sponsor and status

Ken Calvert

Sponsor. Representative for California's 42nd congressional district. Republican.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Feb 2, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Feb 2, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 2, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 2, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 2, 2021

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed Committee

Passed House

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 690 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 690. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 690 — 117th Congress: Ensuring the Safety of Our Mail Act of 2021.” 2021. December 9, 2022 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.