Weekly Legislative Update
 Week of August 24, 2020  
  
Congressional Outlook

In a rare Saturday session, the House passed a $25 billion bill entitled, Delivering for America Act (H.R. 8015). The bill rolls back service cuts to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and prohibits the USPS from implementing any changes to the operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020, until the end of the coronavirus pandemic. The measure also comes as the number of mail-in voters in November is expected to surge. The bill had limited GOP support and passed 257 to 150, with 26 GOP members voting in favor. However, the Senate is in recess until Tuesday, September 8, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that the Senate will not be considering the legislation and the White House has threatened to veto it.

Negotiations are still stalled regarding the next coronavirus relief package. A group of Senate Republican leaders released a "skinny" version of a coronavirus relief package that includes extended payments for unemployed people and smaller businesses, but Democrats remain resistant to approving a smaller relief package. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.  
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Presidential Nomination on Thursday. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin today.
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