facebook linkedin twitter

Spanberger Calls on President to Make USPS Nominations a First-Class Priority

February 18, 2021 by TWN Staff

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 several recent reports, operational changes currently in the works at the Postal Service could slow mail and reduce service, both while increasing costs for consumers. And this at a time when Spanberger says her office has received hundreds of individual calls and emails from residents of her district who are already concerned about the quality and timeliness of the postal service they are receiving.

In a letter sent to President Biden, Spanberger and 79 of her colleagues urged the president to quickly nominate strong USPS advocates to fill vacancies on the institution’s Board of Governors, which has the power to appoint and dismiss the Postmaster General and the Deputy Postmaster General.

“We do not doubt that the Postal Service requires some thoughtful reforms in order to continue to provide excellent service to the American people in the years to come; however, there is a plethora of evidence that Postmaster General DeJoy is not equipped to meet the rigors of these challenges,” said Spanberger and her colleagues. “Filling the vacant seats on the Postal Service’s Board of Governors with strong, passionate advocates for the institution will allow it to function in a nonpartisan manner, and will allow the Board to seriously consider whether the current Postmaster General is suitable to continue in his role.”

The USPS Board of Governors is comprised of 11 individuals – including nine Governors who are nominated by the president of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Three of these appointed seats remain vacant.

The letter Spanberger signed was spearheaded by Reps. Alma Adams, D-N.C., Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Gerry Connolly, D-Va.

Postal Service

May 25, 2021
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 Murphy, D-Fla., was written in response... 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 nominees — Ron Stroman, a former... Read More

February 18, 2021
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 several recent reports, operational changes currently... Read More

January 22, 2021
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 voters in the Georgia Senate Run-off... 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 in Erie, Pa., first alleged last week... 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 G. Sullivan of Washington, D.C., also ordered postal... Read More

News From The Well
scroll top