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Lawmakers Back $8 Billion for Electric U.S. Postal Vehicles

  • Measure part of bill to improve Postal Service vote-tracking
  • Plan to buy mainly gasoline-powered vans drew criticism
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The Way We Get Everything Is Going Electric

House lawmakers advanced language authorizing $8 billion for the U.S. Postal Service to buy more electric vehicles as the agency modernizes its aging fleet.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee added the measure before approving and sending to the full House legislation aimed at better tracking mailed ballots. Separately the panel approved a bill to shore up Postal Service finances after years of losses at the agency.