Just days after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy unveiled a 10-year restructuring plan that would reduce Post Office hours, increase postage prices, and slow down first-class mail delivery, a group of House Democrats on Friday introduced legislation to prevent DeJoy from implementing a key aspect of his latest assault on the U.S. Postal Service.
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.”
Earlier this week, DeJoy—a Republican megadonor with no previous USPS experience whose scandal-plagued tenure as postmaster general began last June after he was picked for the role by a postal board controlled by appointees of former President Donald Trump—released a 58-page document (pdf) outlining a plan to avoid an estimated $160 billion in operating losses over the next decade through aggressive austerity measures.
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