Oversight Committee to Hold Hearing with Postmaster General DeJoy on Sweeping Changes to Postal Service

Aug 21, 2020
Press Release

Washington D.C. (Aug. 21, 2020)—On Monday, August 24, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will hold a hybrid hearing with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Service Board of Governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan regarding changes at the postal service under Mr. DeJoy’s leadership.

 

The hearing will examine operational and organizational changes at the Postal Service that have resulted in delivery delays across the country, including the delivery of critical medications, and the impact of these changes on the rights of eligible Americans to cast their votes through the mail in the November elections.

 

On August 18, 2020, Mr. DeJoy issued a statement suspending some of his recent changes, stating: “To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded.”

 

However, he refused to reinstate the sorting machines, mailboxes, and other infrastructure he ordered removed.  It is also unclear whether other possible changes—including how the Postal Service will prioritize election mail—will continue.

 

Chairwoman Maloney introduced the Delivering for America Act, which now has more than 200 cosponsors.  This critical legislation provides $25 billion supported by the Board of Governors appointed by President Trump to help the Postal Service operate effectively through the coronavirus crisis and returns delivery standards to levels prior to the Postmaster General’s recent damaging changes. 

 

 

WHAT:  

 

Full Committee Hearing: “Protecting the Timely Delivery of Mail, Medicine, and Mail-in Ballots”

 

WHEN:

Monday, August 24, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. ET

 

WHO:    

 

Mr. Louis DeJoy

Postmaster General
United States Postal Service


The Honorable Robert M. Duncan

Chairman
United States Postal Service Board of Governors

 

WATCH:

A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.

 

MEDIA

Please note that strict adherence to the Attending Physician’s Guidelines is required for all participants attending in person.  Pursuant to these guidelines, “face coverings are REQUIRED” in the hearing room.  In addition, the hearing room has been reconfigured “in accordance with social distancing guidelines.” 

 

Seating in the hearing room is extremely limited and as a result, credentialed media must RSVP to their respective Press Gallery no later than 5 p.m. ET August 22, 2020.

 

For more information, please contact the Gallery:   

House Radio/TV Gallery:     Ryan.Dahl@mail.house.gov             202-225-5214

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House Daily Press Gallery:   dailypressgallery@mail.house.gov   202-225-3945

Photographer Gallery:           Press_Photo@saa.senate.gov            202-224-6548

 

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116th Congress