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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Delivering for America Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Delivering for America Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To maintain prompt and reliable postal services during the COVID-19 health emergency, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
08/22/2020Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 257 - 150 (Roll no. 182).
08/11/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (17)

Date Chamber All Actions
09/08/2020SenateReceived in the Senate.
08/22/2020-6:42pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
08/22/2020-6:42pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 257 - 150 (Roll no. 182). (text: CR H4271)
08/22/2020-5:57pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 182 - 223 (Roll no. 181).
08/22/2020-4:59pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
08/22/2020-4:52pmHouseDEBATE - 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.
08/22/2020-4:52pmHouseMr. Comer moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations. (text: CR H4296)
08/22/2020-4:51pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
08/22/2020-1:36pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with two hour of debate on H.R. 8015.
08/22/2020-1:36pmHouseRule 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.
08/22/2020-1:36pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1092. (consideration: CR H4256-4298)
08/22/2020-1:19pmHouseRule H. Res. 1092 passed House.
08/22/2020-10:34amHouseRules 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.
08/11/2020HouseReferred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
08/11/2020HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (222)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 08/14/2020
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 08/14/2020
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 08/14/2020
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 08/14/2020
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 08/14/2020
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 08/14/2020
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 08/14/2020
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 08/14/2020
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 08/14/2020
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 08/14/2020
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 08/14/2020
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 08/14/2020
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 08/14/2020
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 08/14/2020
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 08/14/2020
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 08/14/2020
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 08/14/2020
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 08/14/2020
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] 08/14/2020
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 08/14/2020
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 08/14/2020
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 08/14/2020
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 08/14/2020
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 08/14/2020
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 08/14/2020
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 08/14/2020
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 08/14/2020
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 08/14/2020
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 08/14/2020
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 08/14/2020
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 08/14/2020
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 08/14/2020
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 08/14/2020
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 08/14/2020
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 08/14/2020
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] 08/14/2020
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 08/14/2020
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 08/14/2020
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 08/18/2020
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 08/18/2020
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 08/18/2020
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2] 08/18/2020
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 08/18/2020
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 08/18/2020
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 08/18/2020
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 08/18/2020
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 08/18/2020
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 08/18/2020
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 08/18/2020
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 08/18/2020
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 08/18/2020
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 08/18/2020
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 08/18/2020
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 08/18/2020
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] 08/18/2020
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] 08/18/2020
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 08/18/2020
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 08/18/2020
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 08/18/2020
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 08/18/2020
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 08/18/2020
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] 08/18/2020
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 08/18/2020
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 08/18/2020
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 08/18/2020
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 08/18/2020
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 08/18/2020
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 08/18/2020
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] 08/18/2020
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 08/18/2020
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 08/18/2020
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 08/18/2020
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 08/18/2020
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 08/18/2020
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 08/18/2020
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 08/18/2020
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27] 08/18/2020
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 08/18/2020
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 08/18/2020
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] 08/18/2020
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 08/18/2020
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 08/18/2020
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 08/18/2020
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] 08/18/2020
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 08/18/2020
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 08/18/2020
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 08/18/2020
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 08/18/2020
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 08/18/2020
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 08/18/2020
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 08/18/2020
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 08/18/2020
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] 08/18/2020
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 08/18/2020
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 08/18/2020
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 08/18/2020
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 08/18/2020
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 08/18/2020
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 08/18/2020
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 08/18/2020
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 08/18/2020
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 08/18/2020
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 08/18/2020
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 08/18/2020
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 08/18/2020
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 08/18/2020
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 08/18/2020
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 08/18/2020
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 08/18/2020
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] 08/18/2020
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 08/18/2020
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 08/18/2020
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 08/18/2020
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 08/18/2020
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 08/18/2020
Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7] 08/18/2020
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 08/18/2020
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 08/18/2020
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 08/18/2020
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 08/18/2020
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 08/18/2020
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 08/18/2020
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 08/18/2020
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 08/18/2020
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 08/18/2020
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26] 08/18/2020
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 08/18/2020
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] 08/18/2020
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] 08/18/2020
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 08/18/2020
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 08/18/2020
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 08/18/2020
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 08/18/2020
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 08/18/2020
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] 08/18/2020
Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] 08/18/2020
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 08/18/2020
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. Torres Small, Xochitl [D-NM-2] 08/18/2020
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] 08/18/2020
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 08/18/2020
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 08/18/2020
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 08/18/2020
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 08/18/2020
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 08/18/2020
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] 08/21/2020
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] 08/21/2020
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 08/21/2020
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 08/21/2020
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 08/21/2020
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 08/21/2020
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 08/21/2020
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] 08/21/2020
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 08/21/2020
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 08/21/2020
Rep. Horn, Kendra S. [D-OK-5] 08/21/2020
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 08/21/2020
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 08/21/2020
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 08/21/2020
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 08/21/2020
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 08/21/2020
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 08/21/2020
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 08/21/2020
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 08/21/2020
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 08/21/2020
Rep. San Nicolas, Michael F. Q. [D-GU-At Large] 08/21/2020
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 08/21/2020
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 08/21/2020
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 08/21/2020
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 08/21/2020
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7] 08/21/2020
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 08/21/2020
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 08/21/2020
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] 08/21/2020
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 08/21/2020
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] 08/21/2020
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 08/21/2020
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 08/21/2020
Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [R-NJ-2] 08/21/2020
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 08/21/2020
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 08/21/2020
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 08/21/2020
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 08/21/2020
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 08/21/2020
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 08/21/2020
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 08/21/2020
Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] 08/21/2020
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 08/21/2020
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 08/21/2020
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] 08/21/2020
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 08/21/2020
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 08/21/2020
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 08/21/2020
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 08/21/2020
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 08/21/2020
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 08/21/2020
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 08/21/2020
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] 08/21/2020
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 08/21/2020
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 08/21/2020
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] 08/21/2020
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 08/21/2020
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 08/21/2020
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 08/21/2020
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 08/21/2020
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 08/21/2020
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] 08/21/2020
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] 08/21/2020
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] 08/21/2020
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 08/21/2020

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House Oversight and Reform08/11/2020 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House (08/22/2020)

Delivering for America Act

This bill 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.