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2021-05-25 13:45:55
by Reece Nations
Bipartisan Delegation Wants USPS to Preserve Door Deliveries

WASHINGTON — A House Resolution urging the United States Postal Service to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all... Read More

WASHINGTON — A House Resolution urging the United States Postal Service to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers has received bipartisan support from a total of 118 cosponsors. The resolution, authored by Rep. Stephanie... Read More

Restoring Service Central to Biden's Postal Board Nominees

President Joe Biden's nominees to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service pledged Thursday to rebuild trust with the... Read More

President Joe Biden's nominees to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service pledged Thursday to rebuild trust with the American public through prompt deliveries, as they outlined a vison for the agency in their first formal statements to lawmakers.The... Read More

2021-02-18 15:08:56
by TWN Staff
Spanberger Calls on President to Make USPS Nominations a First-Class Priority

WASHINGTON - In response to constituents complaints over woeful mail service, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., on Wednesday joined an effort... Read More

WASHINGTON - In response to constituents complaints over woeful mail service, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., on Wednesday joined an effort urging President Joe Biden to fill existing U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors vacancies as quickly as possible. According to... Read More

2021-01-22 20:50:33
by Dan McCue
USPS Says it Delivered More than 136 Million Ballots During the 2020 Election Cycle

WASHINGTON - More than 136 million ballots passed through U.S. Postal Service facilities and were delivered to state election officials... Read More

WASHINGTON - More than 136 million ballots passed through U.S. Postal Service facilities and were delivered to state election officials during the 2020 election cycle, a new report from the USPS says. The data includes mail-in ballots sent in by... Read More

Postal Worker Admits Fabricating Trump-Pushed Claims of Voter Fraud

A postal worker in Pennsylvania has admitted to making up explosive accusations about mail-in voting irregularities in the 2020 election that were... Read More

A postal worker in Pennsylvania has admitted to making up explosive accusations about mail-in voting irregularities in the 2020 election that were picked up by supporters of President Donald Trump as supposed evidence of fraud, according to congressional investigators. Richard Hopkins, a U.S. Postal Service employee... Read More

Federal Judge Slams Postal Service and Orders Search for Mail Ballots in Texas Facilities

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge harshly criticized the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday, saying the agency had failed to comply with his... Read More

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge harshly criticized the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday, saying the agency had failed to comply with his order to sweep postal facilities for leftover mail-in ballots in battleground states where election officials continue to count votes. Judge Emmet... Read More

Postal Service Ordered to Speed Swing-State Ballots to Make Election Day

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to make every effort to deliver mail-in ballots in three crucial swing states... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to make every effort to deliver mail-in ballots in three crucial swing states by Election Day due to uncertainty over whether votes that arrive after that will be counted. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington on Sunday ordered... Read More

Postal Service Ordered by Judge to Step Up Delivery of Election Mail

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was ordered to immediately expand mail delivery with extra trips and later deliveries after the U.S. Postal Service failed... Read More

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was ordered to immediately expand mail delivery with extra trips and later deliveries after the U.S. Postal Service failed to improve performance less than a week before the election. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington late Tuesday granted an emergency request to... Read More

Postal Service Says Timely Vote Delivery Isn't a Constitutional Right

WASHINGTON — Delivery delays during an election can't be unlawful, because the Constitution doesn't guarantee states any particular level of service when it... Read More

WASHINGTON — Delivery delays during an election can't be unlawful, because the Constitution doesn't guarantee states any particular level of service when it comes to mail-in ballots, the U.S. Postal Service told a federal judge. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and President Donald Trump are seeking dismissal of a lawsuit... Read More

Vote-by-Mail Window May be Closed with Postal Service Still Slow

WASHINGTON — Delivery by the U.S. Postal Service remains slow despite the intervention of federal judges and some voting advocates say ballots not... Read More

WASHINGTON — Delivery by the U.S. Postal Service remains slow despite the intervention of federal judges and some voting advocates say ballots not in the mail now may not arrive in time to be counted and should instead be dropped off at voting... Read More

A Million Mail-in Ballots Could Go Uncounted This Fall. The USPS May Not Be to Blame

WASHINGTON — The controversial new chief of the U.S. Postal Service had not even started his job when a disturbing... Read More

WASHINGTON — The controversial new chief of the U.S. Postal Service had not even started his job when a disturbing thing happened to hundreds of thousands of Americans who cast ballots by mail in primary elections this spring. Their votes... Read More

Fearing Delays and Chaos, Swing States Weigh Early Counting of Mail-in Ballots

WASHINGTON — The cumbersome and sometimes slow counting of an expected record number of mail-in ballots — especially in some... Read More

WASHINGTON — The cumbersome and sometimes slow counting of an expected record number of mail-in ballots — especially in some crucial swing states — could delay results and open the door to challenges in this year’s elections. In 13 states... Read More

2020-08-24 20:43:19
by Tom Ramstack
House Democrats Accuse U.S. Postmaster of Lying About Mail Delays, Political Motives

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats hammered the U.S. postmaster Monday with allegations that he is conspiring to sabotage on-time mail deliveries... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats hammered the U.S. postmaster Monday with allegations that he is conspiring to sabotage on-time mail deliveries while he defiantly denied he is trying to influence the 2020 federal election. Instead, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said he... Read More

2020-08-21 19:01:55
by Tom Ramstack
U.S. Postmaster Defends Mail Cutbacks As Driven by Financial Desperation

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. postmaster tried to convince a sometimes skeptical Senate committee Friday that recent interruptions in mail service... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. postmaster tried to convince a sometimes skeptical Senate committee Friday that recent interruptions in mail service represented only an effort to cut costs amid a tight budget. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee called the... Read More

Pelosi Says Postmaster Has No Plans to Restore Mail Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service faced more questions and a federal lawsuit Wednesday over mail disruptions, despite assurances by President Donald... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service faced more questions and a federal lawsuit Wednesday over mail disruptions, despite assurances by President Donald Trump's postmaster general of no more service changes until after the November election — a pledge made only after a... Read More

Senate GOP to Counter House’s Postal Bill with Broader Virus Aid Package

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are planning to roll out a “skinny” version of their eight-bill COVID-19 aid package with $10... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are planning to roll out a “skinny” version of their eight-bill COVID-19 aid package with $10 billion added for the U.S. Postal Service as early as this week. The legislation will be composed of provisions that... Read More

2020-08-18 13:28:47
by Dan McCue
Saturday Vote Planned to Aid Postal Service Ahead of Likely Mail-In Vote Surge

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the chamber back to the Capitol ahead of a vote on legislation... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the chamber back to the Capitol ahead of a vote on legislation to block recent cost-cutting measures at the U.S. Postal Service and ensure the agency can handle a surge in mail-in... Read More

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