MTPR: Cooney “Hammering” Gianforte For Voting Against $25 Billion in Emergency USPS Funding – Again

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MTPR: Cooney “Hammering” Gianforte For Voting Against $25 Billion in Emergency USPS Funding – Again
 
Helena, MT – As reported by MTPRLt. Gov. Mike Cooney is “hammering” Greg Gianforte for voting against $25 billion in emergency relief for the USPS – again.

For weeks, Cooney has been raising the alarm about harmful changes to the postal service, given that all Montanans – particularly those who live in rural and native communities – rely on USPS for critical deliveries, including prescription drugs. 

Last week, Cooney told MTN News“The postal service is under attack. In just the last couple of weeks, we’ve learned that mail collection boxes have been removed and sorting machines have been dismantled in towns all across Montana.”

Still, Gianforte condemned the emergency legislation as a “dog and pony show” that wasn’t focused on a “real emergency.” But as noted by MTPR, the bipartisan bill attracted 26 of Gianforte’s Republican colleagues, so, “you can’t really, truly call it a partisan vote.” 

“Montanans were counting on Greg Gianforte to stand up for our postal service, but he failed the test – again,” said MDP Deputy Communications Director Matt Fidel. “Gianforte’s desperate excuses for voting against the USPS just don’t hold water. Montanans deserve a governor who will fight for our postal service, not hang it out to dry.”
 

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