Schumer Calls On Chairman Johnson To Hold Postal Service Oversight Hearings With DeJoy and Duncan, Says McConnell Must Bring Senate Back If House Passes USPS Legislation

August 16, 2020

Schumer Is Pushing For Legislation To Reverse Changes And Ensure Mail-in Ballots Are Treated As First Class Priority 

Schumer: Board Of Governors Should Remove Postmaster General DeJoy If He Refuses To Testify Before Congress

New York, NY – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today at a press conference in New York City called the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led by Senator Ron Johnson, to hold an oversight hearing with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and USPS Board of Governors Chairman Robert Duncan as soon as possible. Leader Schumer also said Postmaster General DeJoy should be removed by the Postal Service Board of Governors if he refuses to appear before Congress.

“Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has implemented damaging operational changes at the Postal Service that are slowing delivery of mail, medicines, and goods, and are jeopardizing the integrity of the upcoming election. Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans cannot continue to ignore the problems DeJoy’s reforms have caused or say a problem does not exist. Congress must step up and force the Postal Service to reverse these changes if the Postmaster General and the Board of Governors refuse to act.

“I am demanding Chairman Johnson convene a hearing in his committee with the Postmaster General and the Chairman of the Postal Service Board of Governors as soon as possible for them to answer serious questions and be held accountable for the damage they have caused at one of America’s most important and sacred public institutions. And if the Postmaster General refuses to come before Congress, he should be swiftly removed by the Board of Governors.

“In addition to hearings, I will push for new legislation that will undo the changes that have slowed down the mail and ensure all mail-in ballots for the upcoming election are treated as First Class priority. Accordingly, if the House acts on legislation, Leader McConnell must bring the Senate back into session so we can quickly pass their legislation to reverse these harmful changes.”

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