Senate Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) denounced Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s planned USPS cuts and said the Senate would look into it.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer condemns the proposed USPS cuts by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. pic.twitter.com/pNWcyngtfF
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 23, 2021
Majority Leader Schumer said at a press conference: “I’ve been disappointed with Louis DeJoy since he walked in. He doesn’t seem to want to keep the post office so robust. 90% of Americans want the post office to stay strong and I haven’t seen their exact plan, but we’re going to look at things, pension reform and things like that, the problem the post office has of putting money aside for health insurance We want to look at this, but we believe in a sturdy post office, and we don’t like it when Louis DeJoy cuts back. ”
Here is a recap of DeJoy’s planned cuts:
🚨 SCOOP: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will unveil the largest consumer rollback of postal services of a generation as part of his 10-year plan for USPS, including:
– longer first-class postal delivery times
– reduced post times
– higher prices.https: //t.co/1dqVnl3UnP
– Jacob Bogage (@jacobbogage) March 23, 2021
The problem is, the safeguards to prevent corruption and political interference are slowing down the process of DeJoy removal. Congress or President Biden cannot remove DeJoy directly.
Once Biden’s Senate approves three new candidates on the USPS Board of Governors, the board can begin the process of removing DeJoy so that Biden can appoint a Postmaster General who will save, not destroy, the USPS.
It gets it done, and Schumer’s comments are a clear signal that the Senate will not allow DeJoy to destroy the postal service on its way to the door.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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