US HB8015 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 221-1-1)
Status: Engrossed on September 8 2020 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2020-09-08 - Received in the Senate.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Prohibits the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from making changes to operations or levels of service from those that were in effect on January 1, 2020, establishes requirements for the processing of election mail, and provides additional funding for the Postal Service Fund. (Sec. 2) Specifically, the USPS may not, during the period beginning on enactment of this bill and ending on the last day of the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health emergency or January 31, 2021, whichever is later, implement or approve any change to the operations or the level of service that would reduce service performance or impede prompt, reliable, and efficient services. Such changes include the following: changes in the nature of services that will generally affect service on a nationwide basis; revisions of service standards; closures or consolidations of post offices or facilities or reduction of hours; prohibitions or restrictions on the use of overtime or payment of overtime pay to USPS officers or employees; changes that would prevent the USPS from meeting its service standards or that would reduce measurements of performance concerning those standards; changes that would have the effect of delaying, deferring, or curtailing mail, allowing non-delivery to a delivery route, or increasing the volume of undelivered mail; treating election mail as any class of mail other than first-class mail, regardless of whether this requires overtime pay; any removal or stoppage of mail sorting machines, other than for routine maintenance; removing or eliminating any mail collection box available to the public; enacting any rule, policy, or standard the purpose or effect of which would delay delivery of mail to or from a government entity; and instituting any hiring freeze. The USPS shall reverse any initiative or action that is causing delay in processing or delivery or non-delivery of mail. With regard to election mail specifically, the bill (1) establishes USPS policy to postmark, with imprinted indicia of the date of receipt, all processed election mail; and (2) directs the USPS to ensure that election mail is processed and cleared from any postal facility on the same day it is received. The term election mail means voter registration materials, absentee and other mail-in applications and ballots, and other materials mailed by state or local election officials to individuals registered to vote in the election. (Sec. 3) The bill appropriates $25 billion as an additional payment to the Postal Service Fund, of which $15 million shall be transferred to the USPS Office of Inspector General.

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]
Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]
Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]
Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]
Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]
Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]
Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]
Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]
Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]
Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]
Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]
Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]
Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]
Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]
Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]
Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]
Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]
Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]
Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]
Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]
Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]
Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]
Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]
Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]
Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]
Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]
Sen. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]
Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]
Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]
Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM]
Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]
Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]
Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]
Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]
Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]
Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]
Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]
Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]Rep. Max Rose [D-NY]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]
Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-NJ]
Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]
Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA]
Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]
Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]
Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]
Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]

Roll Calls

2020-08-22 - House - On passage (Y: 257 N: 150 NV: 0 Abs: 24) [PASS]
2020-08-22 - House - On motion to recommit with instructions (Y: 182 N: 223 NV: 0 Abs: 25) [FAIL]


2020-09-08SenateReceived in the Senate.
2020-08-22HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2020-08-22HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 257 - 150 (Roll no. 182). (text: CR H4271)
2020-08-22HouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 182 - 223 (Roll no. 181).
2020-08-22HouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2020-08-22HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Comer motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add language to establish penalties for Postal Service employees who are found guilty of tampering with a Federal election.
2020-08-22HouseMr. Comer moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations. (text: CR H4296)
2020-08-22HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2020-08-22HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with two hour of debate on H.R. 8015.
2020-08-22HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 8015 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
2020-08-22HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1092. (consideration: CR H4256-4298)
2020-08-22HouseRule H. Res. 1092 passed House.
2020-08-22HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1092 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 8015 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
2020-08-11HouseReferred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
2020-08-11HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HR1092 (Related) 2020-08-22 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
SB4527 (Related) 2020-08-13 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
SB4585 (Related) 2020-09-16 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
HB8607 (Related) 2020-10-16 - Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


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