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Tags: Joe Biden | tammy duckworth | postal service | biden | dejoy

Duckworth Pushes Biden to Replace Postal Service Board of Governors

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) talks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on November 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 15 February 2021 12:39 PM

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has pressed President Joe Biden to replace the United States Postal Service’s board of governors for their "silence" in response to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s "campaign of sabotage," in her words.

"Since its founding, originating in our Constitution, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has been a cornerstone institution of American communities," Duckworth wrote in a letter to Biden dated Feb. 12, according to Newsweek.

"Unfortunately, as a result of recent and abject failure of leadership at the top of the USPS, it is in desperate need of repair in the public eye. It is for this reason that I urge you to act swiftly and replace every member of the current USPS Board of Governors.

"Doing so would restore accountability and credibility at this Board, and it would send a message to future leaders that silence in the face of a campaign of sabotage will not be tolerated."

Duckworth said, "There should not be any toleration for their silence or complicity in overseeing these harmful policy changes that have also eroded the public trust in this agency."

Duckworth notes that DeJoy implemented a great deal of changes that have reduced the number of mail drop boxes, high-speed sorting machines, the number of hours that post offices are open, and the amount of overtime pay received by staff.

"Such bottlenecks put individuals like Veterans and older adults at risk of not receiving their lifesaving prescription on time; families at risk of missing their paychecks, utility bills, credit-card payments and court notices and hard-hit businesses at risk of not receiving critical supplies for their customers on-time," she wrote.

The senator released the text of the letter in a tweet referring to DeJoy as "a disaster," and saying that she was "asking President Biden to restore trust in @USPS — by sending every last member of its' Board of Governors packing." 

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has pressed President Joe Biden to replace the United States Postal Service's board of governors for their "silence" in response to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's "campaign of sabotage," in her words...
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