On January 9, bipartisan legislation was introduced to oppose the privatization of the Postal Service, stating the Postal Service should continue as an independent entity under the Federal Government. The resolution was similar to H.Res.993 introduced in the 115th Congress in response to the June 2018 Office of Management and Budget proposal to privatize.
The Resolution, H. Res. 33, was once again introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), along with Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Don Young (R-AK), Paul Cook (R-CA), Brian Mast (R-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Cedric Richmond (D-LA), David Loebsack (D-IA), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), and Susan Davis (D-CA). As of January 16, the resolution had 45 cosponsors—six of them Republicans and 39 of them Democrats.
This comes after a January 4 resolution, H.Res.23, was introduced by Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) and originally cosponsored by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Rep. David Joyce (R-OH). Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) was the only additional cosponsor as of January 14. The resolution calls for the Postal Service to “take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.”