Tlaib, Blunt Rochester and Boyle Lead Over 70 Members of the House in Demanding an Investigation into Postmaster DeJoy’s Policies

August 22, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Yesterday, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-At Large), and Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-02) led over 70 Members of the House in writing a letter to United States Postal Service Inspector General Louis DeJoy requesting an immediate investigation into the impact of his sweeping changes to the U.S. Postal Service. 

 

“We are writing on behalf of millions of Americans who rely on the United States Postal Service (USPS) every day for essential services like the delivery of Social Security checks, unemployment benefits, medication, and those who use it to send mail-in ballots and census forms,” wrote the Members. “We are concerned that the actions taken by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy have resulted in significant delays in mail delivery. We urge you to immediately conduct an investigation into the effects of his new directives.”

 

The letter comes ahead of today’s House vote on Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Caroline Maloney’s Delivering for America Act (H.R. 8015), which prohibits the U.S. Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020. It also precedes DeJoy’s Monday appearance before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, on which Congresswoman Tlaib serves, to answer questions regarding his sweeping changes.

 

“I will be voting to save the U.S. Postal Service today because it is a pillar of our democracy, enshrined in the Constitution, and essential for providing critical services,” Congresswoman Tlaib said. “We cannot allow an impeached President and one of his cronies to rob millions of Americans, especially those most vulnerable, from delivery of essentials like their prescriptions, paychecks, tax returns, absentee ballots, and so much more.”

 

“I look forward to speaking directly with DeJoy this Monday on behalf of the people of Michigan’s Thirteenth Congressional District, who I have rallied with in the last week to voice our grave concerns and opposition to DeJoy’s changes in our own backyards,” Congresswoman Tlaib added.

 

The full text of the letter can be found here.