WASHINGTON — Mail volume has dropped dramatically since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA). Letter carriers are still going door to door and delivering mail across America, but when volume drops, revenue drops as well.
Rep. Connolly is sharing his concerns with WUSA9 about the 650,000 U.S. Postal Service employees across the country.
“The Postal Service is going to run out of all cash by June,” said Rep. Connolly. “Trump personally objected to any assistance for the Postal Service.”
The $2 trillion dollar stimulus plan signed by the President gives USPS the ability to borrow $10 billion from the U.S. Treasury.
Rep. Connolly says the initial version of the bill included $25 billion for the cash strapped agency.