Luria, Connolly pressing USPS on reorganization, delays in mail delivery

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The oddly timed organizational changes at the U.S. Postal Service have the attention of two members of Virginia’s congressional delegation.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA) joined Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney and 85 bipartisan cosigners to send a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy inquiring about the changes, which are causing significant delays in delivery across the country.

“We must fully fund and support the U.S. Postal Service, as many Americans rely on postal service to receive medications, important documents, and valuable goods,” Luria said. “Eliminating overtime and allowing postal workers to not follow the high standards set by the USPS for years will hurt rural families, small businesses, and seniors. I am ready to work with USPS and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure speedy, accurate, and reliable postal service for all Coastal Virginians.”

To view the full letter, click here.

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, commented on a letter sent to the committee by USPS to explain the rational and analysis for DeJoy’s reorganization plan.

“This is yet another smokescreen and shallow attempt by the USPS to flout congressional accountability,” Connolly said. “But for the president’s veto threat, the USPS very well would have had federal assistance included in the CARES Act to address the financial crisis exacerbated by the public health pandemic. Postmaster General DeJoy could better use his time by shelving his ‘reorganization plan’ and instead imploring Republicans and the president to provide the Postal Service the financial resources needed to ensure a smooth process of mail in ballots for the November election.”


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