Sanders Calls for Removal of DeJoy as House Dems Move to Block Assault on USPS
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The bill — called the Delivering Envelopes Judiciously On-time Year-round Act, or DEJOY Act — would prohibit the USPS from “lengthening mail-delivery windows and require it to adhere to present service expectations,” as the Washington Post reported.
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), who introduced the DEJOY Act with six Democratic co-sponsors, told the Post that “going from 100% of first-class mail being delivered one to three days to only 70%, would be a nonstarter, in my opinion, with the American people.”
One area of agreement between the postmaster general and congressional Democrats is their mutual support for repealing a 2006 law that requires USPS to prefund retiree benefits decades in advance — a mandate that postal advocates say is a key source of the agency’s financial woes.
But DeJoy’s insistence on pairing the repeal with further cuts that would undermine the crucial institution’s ability to deliver medications, paychecks, and bills on time has led to growing calls for his ouster. In a letter to the postal board demanding the immediate termination of DeJoy, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) argued Thursday that the postmaster general’s “pathetic 10-year plan to weaken USPS demonstrates that he is a clear and present threat to the future of the Postal Service and the well-being of millions of Americans.”
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March 29, 2021 at 12:51 PM #413692Mr. Mickeys MomModerator
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The only real voices against this Trump appointee who somehow continues in his postmaster general position is regulated from Duckworth. Sanders, as usual, is doing the work.
What the hell is DeJoy still doing in the PO?
Hell, no... I'm not giving up...
March 29, 2021 at 11:25 PM #413796Jim LaneParticipant
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This is covered in the article linked in the OP: “President Joe Biden does not have the authority to remove DeJoy himself….” DeJoy “somehow” continues because, unlike some Presidents I could mention, Biden follows the rule of law.
March 29, 2021 at 6:20 PM #413734Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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so many idiots out there who think killing the PO is nothing. PO as competitor is the only thing keeping Azon relatively cheap for y’all.
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