CBS19: Spanberger calls on USPS to address ongoing delivery issues


 Another member of Virginia’s congressional delegation is calling on federal officials to address mail delivery issues.

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-7th) has repeatedly relaunched an online survey about the U.S. Postal Service.

In the most recent iteration, her office received more than 1,300 responses raising concerns about ongoing mail delivery delays.

On Thursday, Spanberger sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy pressing for these issues to be addressed and asking for an explanation as to why USPS reduced seasonal hiring this year.

In her letter, Spanberger highlights various reports of issues, such as delays, incorrect deliveries and missing mail.

“In a recent survey my office conducted, I heard from more than 1,300 Virginians across my district about mail delivery and service issues they have had with USPS. Virginians shared stories with me about delayed delivery of bills that caused them to owe late fees and penalties, mail delivered to the wrong address, and missing mail that was never delivered – including checks and gifts,” wrote Spanberger. “As we approach the busy holiday season, I am concerned about how an already stressed USPS is going to remedy these ongoing challenges, let alone keep up with increased volume – especially as your agency has drastically reduced seasonal hiring for the second year in a row, this year by two-thirds. As you know, efficient and reliable postal services are crucial, especially when USPS is experiencing a significant surge in packages and mail during the holidays. Virginians rely on a strong USPS to deliver not just seasonal cards and gifts, but also lifesaving medications, bills, customer orders, and much more.”

Senator Mark Warner has repeatedly requested information regarding ongoing mail delivery issues in the greater Charlottesville area and across Virginia.

His last visit concerning these issues was about a year ago.

To read Spanberger’s full letter to DeJoy, click here.

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