The bill, which passed in a mostly party line vote with 26 Republicans supporting it, is not expected to be taken up in the Senate.
In a Sunday evening statement, the USPS said it “greatly appreciates the efforts of the House of Representatives to assist us” but added it was “concerned” about the impact of the some of the bill’s requirements.
“We look forward to continuing to work with Congress on more meaningful reform that will ensure our long-term health, and we remain a vital part of our nation’s critical infrastructure,” the statement read.
The Delivering for America Act, introduced by House Oversight and Reform chairwoman Carolyn Maloney of New York, is the latest action over the agency’s cutbacks and slow mail service ahead of the 2020 election in November that is already upended by the pandemic.
In a statement Sunday evening, Maloney, a Democrat, said that the USPS statement regarding her bill was a “misreading of H.R. 8015.”
Maloney went on to say that the USPS statement “fails to note the significant bipartisan support of dozens of Republicans who bucked their leadership and voted to put a stop to the Postmaster General’s sweeping and dangerous changes that are delaying the mail for all Americans.”
“We reiterate that the Postal Service is fully capable and committed to delivering the nation’s election mail securely and on time, and will do everything necessary to meet this sacred duty,” it said in a statement.