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Pelosi summons House back to vote on postal service, mail-in ballot concerns

Pelosi tweets out announcement with the hashtag "#DontMessWithUSPS" and notifies colleagues in a letter.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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Updated: August 16, 2020 - 8:16pm

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday evening summoned House members from their August vacation to return to Washington to vote on Democrat-backed legislation banning the U.S. Postal Service from implementing changes to operations that could impact mail-in voting in November's election.

Pelosi announced the decision in a letter to colleagues and a tweet.

"The assault by President Trump & his mega-donor Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on the Postal Service threatens lives, livelihood & life of our American democracy," she tweeted. "I am calling on the House to return to vote on Chairwoman Maloney’s 'Delivering for America Act.'"

She added the hashtag "#DontMessWithUSPS."

In her letter to Democratic lawmakers, Pelosi also asked lawmakers to appear at a post office in their district this week to send a message that "Americans should not have to choose between their health and their vote."

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