Democrats are demanding USPS leaders testify before Congress at an ‘urgent hearing’ next week
- Prominent Democrats released a joint statement on Sunday, calling for the postmaster general and chairman of the USPS Board of Governors to testify before the House Oversight Committee on August 24.
- President Donald Trump last week said he would not support a bailout of the USPS in an attempt to sabotage mail-in-voting expansion efforts, although he later backtracked and said he wouldn’t reject a bill that included aid to the postal service.
- The already cash-strapped agency has struggled further due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the new postmaster general has implemented cost-cutting measures that have slowed USPS delivery in some parts of the country.
- “The Postmaster General and top Postal Service leadership must answer to the Congress and the American people as to why they are pushing these dangerous new policies that threaten to silence the voices of millions, just months before the election,” Democrats said in a joint statement.
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In a joint statement on Sunday, prominent Democrats in the House and Senate announced amped up investigations into recent controversies surrounding the postal service, requesting that officials of the USPS testify before the House Oversight Committee on August 24 …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]