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Oregon’s 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio has long fought to fix the Postal Service’s financial situation. Now, the agency is in more trouble because of COVID-19 and he says it is needed more than ever. 


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The U.S. Postal Service says it’s being ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, and stands to run out of money in September. But President Trump seems indifferent to its plight. 

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Over the holidays, U.S. Postal Service trucks were out in the Eugene area during pre-dawn and weekend hours. The extra work was seasonal, but also due to online purchases. Amazon could change the delivery scene. 

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The pre-funding of health benefits for U.S. postal retirees would end, if a bill backed by Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio becomes law.

The unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service says “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” But after last week’s major winter storm, letter carriers are still playing catch up in some hard hit areas.