In a dramatic about-face, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is promising no big changes will be made at the U.S. Postal Service until after the election. DeJoy says in a statement he wants to avoid the appearance that any changes pushed forward would affect the election.
DeJoy says Post Office hours won’t be changing and no mail processing facilities will shut down. Overtime will also be given out as needed. While you might think Democrats are cheering…not exactly.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says DeJoy took “three steps forward and took one baby step back.” Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen says the U.S. Postal Service “got caught” with the changes they were trying to make before the election.
DeJoy will go before the Republican-led Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Friday, just a few days before he’ll appear in front of a Democrat-led committee in the House on Monday. Meanwhile, President Trump is suggesting a solution to save the United States Postal Service. Taking to Twitter, Trump says the Postal Service should charge Amazon and other retailers like it “much more” per package.