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Schumer wants feds to help bail out U.S. Postal Service

Wants Postal Service money in next coronavirus relief package
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Posted at 10:08 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 22:08:13-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — New York Senator Charles Schumer Is heading back to Washington to lead negotiations on the next coronavirus recovery bill.

He says post offices across New York have been hit especially hard during this pandemic.

Schumer wants $25-billion to help save the U.S. Postal Service, and prevent branches across upstate from shutting their doors.

According to the Associated Press, mail volume is down by more than 30% from last year because of the coronavirus.

Schumer said in a statement, "The bottom-line here is that without the U.S. Postal Service in operation, we might as well stamp Return to Sender on any economic recovery plan that is presented."