Senate Simple Resolution 644
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States Postal Service should remain a strong and universal service for the people of the United States, and should receive an appropriation to offset revenues lost due to the COVID-19 emergency.
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jul 1, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 1, 2020
Latest Action
Jul 1, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
A form of legislative measure introduced and potentially acted upon by only one congressional chamber and used for the regulation of business only within the chamber of origin. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Res. or S.Res. Joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
644
Congress
116
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
Primary focus of measure is government administration, including agency organization, contracting, facilities and property, information management and services; rulemaking and administrative law; elections and political activities; government employees and officials; Presidents; ethics and public participation; postal service. Measures concerning agency appropriations and the budget process may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
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No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

This resolution expresses the sense of the Senate that (1) the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) should not close post offices or facilities, reduce its standards of service, or raise prices in a way that jeopardizes the affordability and accessibility of its products and services; and (2) Congress should appropriate funds to offset lost revenues of the USPS during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) emergency and should ensure that it maintains its services and remains an accessible, independent establishment of the federal government.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
07/01/2020
Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (text: CR S4146)
07/01/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 2, 2020 5:42:10 AM
Updated
Jul 21, 2020 4:23:56 AM