The House Oversight Committee Chairwoman is calling for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to te…

The House Oversight Committee Chairwoman is calling for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to te…

The House Oversight Committee Chairwoman is calling for Postmaster General Louis DeJoyLouis DeJoyTaylor Swift: Trump’s ‘calculated dismantling’ of USPS proves he’s trying to ‘blatantly cheat’ electionDC protesters stage ‘wake-up call’ outside home of postmaster generalSenate Democrat calls for end of recess amid warning about mail-in ballot delaysMORE to testify at an “urgent” congressional hearing later this month amid growing concerns about whether cost-cutting measures will leave the U.S. Postal Service ill-equipped to handle a rise in mail-in voting. 
Over the past several weeks, there have been startling new revelations about the scope and gravity of operational changes you are implementing at hundreds of postal facilities without consulting adequately with Congress, the Postal Regulatory Commission, or the Board of Governors, committee chairwoman Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn Bosher MaloneyPelosi weighing bringing House back from August recess early over USPS issues: reportsGovernment watchdog finds top Trump DHS officials are ineligible for their positionsTrump says he’d sign bill funding USPS but won’t seek changes to help mail votingMORE (D-N.Y.) wrote in a letter on Sunday to DeJoy, who was appointed to his post in June.
Your testimony is particularly urgent given the troubling influx of reports of widespread delays at postal facilities across the country as well as President TrumpDonald John TrumpPresident Trump’s brother, Robert Trump, dies at 71Trump to take part in each day at GOP convention: reports Trump breaks with CDC director on potential for ‘worst fall’ amid pandemic, flu seasonMOREs explicit admission last week that he has been blocking critical coronavirus funding for the Postal Service in order to impair mail-in voting efforts for the upcoming elections in November.
Maloney said that a hearing examining operational and organization changes at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will be conducted on Aug. 24. The chairwoman had originally planned for a hearing in mid-September, however said that recent reports had compelled her to speed up the timeline. 
Democrats have raised increasing alarm in recent weeks over DeJoy’s actions and President Trump’s repeated attacks on mail-in voting, which is expected to play a much greater role in the 2020 presidential election due to the coronavirus pandemic. 
Tensions boiled over on Thursday after Trump said in an interview on Fox Business that he was opposed to Democrats’ efforts to allocate coronavirus relief to USPS because it would assist mail-in voting. 
The President has explicitly stated his intention to manipulate the Postal Service to deny eligible voters access to the ballot in pursuit of his own re-election,” Democratic leaders, including Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi weighing bringing House back from August recess early over USPS issues: reportsBattle looms over Biden health care plan if Democrats win bigCongress exits with no deal, leaving economists flabbergastedMORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Shcumer (D-N.Y.), said in a statement Sunday. The postmaster general and top Postal Service leadership must answer to the Congress and the American people as to why they are pushing these dangerous new policies that threaten to silence the voices of millions, just months before the election.”
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