KEY VOTE ALERT: Dan Crenshaw Votes Against Bipartisan Fix for USPS, Places Veterans, Small Businesses At Risk
August 22, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, Congressman Dan Crenshaw voted with the majority of his party against a bipartisan bill providing necessary emergency funding to the United States Postal Service, the Delivering for America Act. The bill protects access to critical mail services by prohibiting substantial operating changes to the Postal Service during the COVID-19 pandemic and authorizes $25 billion in appropriations to the Postal Service – the amount asked for by the Trump-appointed USPS Board of Governors.
In recent weeks, the Trump Administration’s politically-motivated attacks on the Postal Service during a pandemic have recklessly risked millions of veterans who receive their medication through the mail, small business owners who rely on USPS to ship their products, and rural communities that depend on their connection to USPS.
On Thursday, Dan Crenshaw disregarded the USPS attacks as a “conspiracy theory -- not even slightly true.” And today, Crenshaw voted with his party against this bipartisan commonsense measure to safeguard the service, even as some in his caucus responded to the public outcry in support of preserving the USPS and voted with the Democratic majority for this legislation. In response, Sima Ladjevardian spokesman Dan Gottlieb released the following statement:
“After spreading dangerous disinformation throughout this deadly pandemic, Dan Crenshaw has made clear that he has no problem denying veterans access to prescription drugs and hurting small business owners who rely on USPS to survive. While House Democrats and even some Republicans put in the work and crafted a commonsense, bipartisan solution, Dan Crenshaw opposed the will of the American people and hampered access to mail services for millions of Texans. Crenshaw is one of the most shameless politicians in America, and he clearly does not have Houston’s priorities in mind.”
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Sima Ladjevardian (SEE-ma LAHJ-ee-VAR-DEE-un) is a lawyer, a mother of two, a breast cancer survivor, and a political activist who has called Houston home for more than 30 years. After fleeing the political upheaval of the Iranian Revolution, her family immigrated to the United States for their shot at the American Dream. Eventually settling in Houston, Sima has become a local leader in cross-cultural dialogue, bringing Texans of all backgrounds and faiths together for social justice. As an activist, she has worked tirelessly to turn Texas blue and elect candidates up and down the ballot — all while serving senior roles in Beto O’Rourke's senate and presidential campaigns. She has been recognized by the University of Houston for her tireless philanthropic and nonprofit work in the community, and she is fueled by the desire to fight for quality, affordable health care, justice, and unity in the United States Congress.
Sima has been added to DCCC’s Red to Blue Program and endorsed by EMILY’s List, Congressional Black Caucus PAC, BOLD PAC, End Citizens United, Planned Parenthood, AFL-CIO, AAPI Victory Fund, AAA Fund, Emgage PAC, Giffords PAC, Brady PAC, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Human Rights Campaign, NewDems Action Fund, Texas American Federation of Teachers, President Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, former US Senate/presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, former Sec. of HUD/presidential candidate Julían Castro, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, and Congresswoman Katie Porter.