Chairwoman Maloney Issues Statement on Postmaster General’s Memo Outlining Major Reorganization

Aug 7, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Aug. 7, 2020)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued this statement following United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s announcement that the Postal Service will undergo major organization changes:

 

“The middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic with a national election around the corner is not the time to institute a major reorganization of the Postal Service.  This comes on top of the operational changes that are already causing severe mail delays across the country.  I call upon the Postmaster General to halt these changes now.” 

 

Background:

 

On July 20, 2020, Chairwoman Maloney, Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerald E. Connolly, National Security Subcommittee Chairman Stephen F. Lynch, and Committee Member Brenda Lawrence, sent a letter to the Postmaster General regarding documents that appeared to outline operational changes to the Postal Service.

 

On July 22, 2020, the Postal Service responded to the Committee by stating that these changes had not, “originated from Postal Service Headquarters”, and “should not be treated as official statements on Postal Service policy.”

 

On July 31, 2020, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7617, which included an amendment offered by Chairwoman Maloney, to stop the new Postmaster General’s drastic changes to the Postal Service from being implemented and maintain the mail service Americans deserve.

 

On September 17, 2020, Chairwoman Maloney will hold a hybrid hearing to hear from the Postmaster General, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. A livestream will be available on the Committee website.

 

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