NBC29: Representative Spanberger sends letter demanding answers from USPS postmaster


Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger sent a letter to USPS postmaster United States Postmaster General Louis Dejoy on Friday expressing concerns about postal delays.

“We know what’s been going wrong, but now I want the next step. Which is what is the postmaster’s plan to address these issues?” said Spanberger. “How are they planning to restore the delivery of mail throughout much of Virginia in an orderly quick fashion, and frankly, you know, while I don’t want to see anywhere else in the country face the same challenges.”

Spanberger wants to see changes made as soon as possible.

“I hope they will learn from the mistakes that they made here in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mistakes that aren’t yet fully fixed, in a circumstance where we haven’t kind of fully come through this process. We haven’t seen full restoration of mail delivered in a timely fashion,” Spanberger said.

It has already received 1,800 responses from Virginians expressing concerns about USPS delays.“The medication delay was people who have been accused of missing bills because they know they sent a check off in the mail for a utility bill, but now they’re getting billed and they’re getting late fees,” Spanberger said.She says this was all avoidable, but now is left with unanswered questions.

“We’re not going to accept an audit and say okay, they recognize there were problems, let’s move on, I want to make sure that they know that there were problems, what the cause of the problems were, and how they intend to avoid them in the future,” Spanberger said.

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