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All it takes to see some bipartisanship in the U.S. House these days is a little booze.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), along with 24 co-sponsors that include four Republicans, has introduced a bill that would end a Prohibition-era ban on shipping alcohol through the U.S. Postal Service, The Hill reported.

The USPS Shipping Equity Act would put the postal service on equal footing with other shippers, she said. Current law bans them from shipping beer, wine and distilled spirits to consumers, while competitors face no such restriction.

“It’s ridiculous that we’re allowing UPS, FedEx and other companies to ship spirits, wine, and beer to consumers, while banning the U.S. Postal Service from doing the exact same thing,” Speier said in a news release.

“As more states allow direct to consumer delivery, we need to lift this dated ban on so-called ‘spirituous, vinous, malted, fermented, or other intoxicating liquors,’ to give consumers more shipping choices when they check out.”

If customers are as thirsty as the Congressional Budget Office assumes, the beleaguered USPS might actually see a new source of revenue from this.

Speier's office said the bill will provide the USPS with an additional $50 million per year.