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Aug 31, 2020

Scalise: Democrats’ Latest Coronavirus Press Release Another Phony Scandal

WASHINGTON - Republican Whip and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Ranking Member Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement on the Democrats’ latest coronavirus press release. “Democrats again have created another phony scandal, this time claiming they’ve unearthed individual state coronavirus data when in fact the data was publicly available all along. Data on cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations, and deaths are widely ...

Aug 31, 2020

Comer: Democrats’ Unilateral Subpoena Part of a Backwards Process to Promote a Baseless Conspiracy Theory

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) today issued the following statement on the Democrats’ unilateral decision to subpoena Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. “Today’s antics are part of a backwards pattern by the Democrats to promote a baseless conspiracy theory about the Postal Service. Democrats held a vote on a bailout bill before even holding a hearing with the Postmaster General. And now, just one week after the Postmaster ...

Aug 26, 2020

Scalise: Democratic Governors Must Be Held Accountable for “Must Admit” Orders

WASHINGTON – Republican Whip and Ranking Member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Steve Scalise (R-La.) today praised the Department of Justice for announcing that it may initiate an investigation into deadly COVID-19 orders made by several Democratic governors that resulted in the deaths of elderly nursing home ...

Aug 24, 2020

Comer: Oversight Democrats Are Doing Things Backwards on USPS Reform

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) delivered the following statement debunking the Democrats’ fabricated myths about the U.S. Postal Service at today’s hearing with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and USPS Board of Governors Chairman Robert Duncan. Chairwoman Maloney, I appreciate you calling this hearing today on the United States Postal Service, even though it would ...

Aug 24, 2020

USPS Hearing Wrap Up: Facts Expose Democrats’ Fake Crisis

WASHINGTON – Today, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors Chairman Robert Duncan testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and debunked the Democrats’ baseless conspiracy theory about the Postal Service. Below are key takeaways and exchanges from the hearing. Rep. James Comer debunks the myth that Postmaster General reports to the President. Comer: ...

Aug 22, 2020

Comer: Facts Quickly Debunk Democrats’ USPS Conspiracy Theory

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) today delivered the following statement during House consideration of H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act, to debunk the Democrats' baseless conspiracy theory. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise today in opposition to H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act. This is the result of a legislative ...

Aug 22, 2020

Comer: Democrats’ USPS Conspiracy Theory Act is a $25 Billion Political Stunt

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) issued the following statement after the House Democrats’ voted to make American taxpayers foot the bill for an unnecessary $25 billion bailout for the U.S. Postal Service and prevent it from making reforms to improve operations and efficiency. “The Democrats’ USPS Conspiracy Theory Act is nothing more than a costly political stunt to the tune of $25 billion. The Postal Service does not need a ...

Aug 20, 2020

Comer: USPS Must Prevent Illegal Political Activity on the Job & Fairly Deliver Ballots

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Reform Committee Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) today called on the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), a federal ethics investigative and prosecutorial watchdog, to ensure ballots cast by mail are fairly delivered in a timely manner by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Additionally, the Ranking Member requested information about OSC’s oversight of the ...

Aug 19, 2020

Comer Statement on Democrats’ Unnecessary Postal Bailout Bill

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) today issued the following statement on the House Democrats’ unnecessary $25 billion bailout for the U.S. Postal Service. The bill is nothing more than a giveaway to unions and trial lawyers that will hamstring the Postal Service, exacerbating their pre-existing fiscal problems. “Democrats have fabricated a baseless conspiracy theory about the Postal Service and now they are asking American ...

Aug 18, 2020

Comer Statement on USPS’ Pause on Operational Reforms

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) today issued the following statement on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s announcement that he will pause operational reforms to improve the U.S. Postal Service's efficiency until after the 2020 election. “It’s shameful that Democrats continue to manufacture baseless and wildly irresponsible conspiracy theories in order to scare the American people and undermine President Trump. In doing so, all they ...