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H.R. 690 (117th): Ensuring the Safety of Our Mail Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.

Summary of this bill

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

Context

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 …


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 690

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to increase the maximum penalty for mail theft.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Ensuring the Safety of Our Mail Act of 2021.

2.

Increasing the maximum penalty for mail theft

Section 1708 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking not more than five years and inserting not more than 10 years.