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Shaheen Calls on McConnell to Bring Senate Back to Address Postal Service Sabotage & COVID-19 Relief

**Shaheen’s statement follows reports that mail sorting machines are being shut down in Manchester and across the nation** 

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Senate back into session:

“Mitch McConnell needs to immediately bring the Senate back into session to reverse the Trump administration’s sabotage of the Postal Service and finally pass a COVID-19 relief bill to help hurting Granite Staters and small businesses,” said Shaheen. “It’s completely unacceptable that bipartisan progress on these issues continues to be blocked by Mitch McConnell, despite the fact that the House passed legislation three months ago. The Senate needs to hold hearings on the Postal Service immediately and pass legislation that restores timely delivery. Further, we should be allowed to get in a room and hammer out a deal that helps NH businesses and Granite Staters overcome the COVID-19 crisis. There’s absolutely no excuse for foot-dragging and partisan posturing when so many Granite Staters are fighting for survival.”

Senator Shaheen’s statement follows reports that the USPS has shut down mail sorting machines in Manchester and across the nation. Senator Shaheen has demanded that the Postal Service cease operational changes that are delaying delivery of veterans’ prescription drugs and other critical items. Shaheen, alongside the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation, have demanded answers from the Postmaster General following concerns from Granite Staters regarding the mail delivery delays that they’re experiencing. Shaheen has long advocated for relief for the Postal Service to avoid service disruption and condemned President Trump’s demand that postage rates be quadrupled.