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Postal Service
Lawmakers Lambast Postmaster General for Mail Delivery Delays
2022-02-15 13:53:37
by Tom Ramstack

BALTIMORE — A congressional hearing Monday showed the days are likely to be numbered for Louis DeJoy as the 75th U.S. postmaster general. The Trump administration appointee took over as head of the U.S. Postal Service in May 2020 with... Read More

Postal Service
Schumer Vows to Bring Postal Reform Bill to Senate Floor Before Presidents’ Day
2022-02-09 20:01:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Wednesday vowed to bring a postal service reform bill to the Senate floor for a vote before the Presidents’ Day recess. The bill, which passed in the House with overwhelming bipartisan... Read More

House Expected to Approve Overhaul of Postal Service
2022-02-08 15:21:12
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House plans to vote as soon as this week on a bill that would overhaul the way the Postal Service does business. After years of financial losses, the House Rules Committee believes it has developed a... Read More

Postal Service
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 American public through prompt deliveries, as they outlined a vison for the agency in their first formal statements to lawmakers.The... Read More

Postal Service
Spanberger Calls on President to Make USPS Nominations a First-Class Priority
2021-02-18 15:08:56
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... Read More

Postal Service
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 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

State News
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 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
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 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

2020 Elections
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 in the mail now may not arrive in time to be counted and should instead be dropped off at voting... Read More

State News
States Lose Fight to Get Postal Service Outside Monitor for Election Mail

WASHINGTON — States that claim changes by the U.S. Postal Service will threaten mail-in voting failed again to get an independent monitor appointed to observe the agency's compliance with a court order. U.S. District Judge Gerald Austin McHugh in Philadelphia on Wednesday denied a request from Pennsylvania's attorney general, Josh... Read More

2020 Elections
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 thing happened to hundreds of thousands of Americans who cast ballots by mail in primary elections this spring. Their votes... Read More

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

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

Postal Service
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 Trump's postmaster general of no more service changes until after the November election — a pledge made only after a... Read More

In The News
Postal Service, Treasury Reach Deal on $10 Billion Pandemic Relief Loan
2020-07-30 14:12:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Nearly four months after Congress approved a $10 billion loan for the struggling U.S. Postal Service as part of the CARES Act, the service and the Treasury Department have struck a deal on the terms of the loan.... Read More

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