CBS19: Urging Biden to quickly fill openings on USPS board


Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, are calling on President Joe Biden to quickly fill openings on the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors.

According to a release, the members of Congress sent a letter to Biden concerning nominating strong USPS advocates to fill vacancies on the board, which has the power to appoint or dismiss the 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 the representatives. “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.”

In recent months, several news reports have concerned Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s plans to enact operational changes to the service.

This was an issue during the Presidential election due to concerns about mail-in ballots being delayed.

There have been issues locally with people saying they are going days without getting any of their mail, including bills or tax documents.

There are 11 people on the USPS Board of Governors, nine of whom are nominated by the President of the United States. There are currently three empty seats.

To read the full letter, click here.

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