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Sen. Gary Peters investigating U.S. Postal Service delays

Posted at 10:48 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 12:29:57-04
(WXYZ) —

U.S. Senator Gary Peters is investigating reported delays at the U.S. Postal Service.

Peters says the delays are preventing Americans from receiving critical mail on time, including prescription drugs, business mail and mail-in ballots.

Peters says Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has "failed to provide" answers on reported service delays.

The senator is seeking additional information from Americans who have seen unexpected changes to their mail delivery.

“For 245 years, the Postal Service has worked to provide reliable, consistent and on-time delivery that keeps Americans connected no matter where they live – especially in rural areas,” Peters said. “Unfortunately, in recent weeks, I’ve heard firsthand from constituents, postal workers and local officials in Michigan who have encountered problems with the timely and dependable service they count on to conduct business, get prescription medications and critical supplies, and even exercise their right to vote. As Ranking Member of the committee charged with oversight of the Postal Service, I will be working to get to the bottom of any changes that the new Postmaster General may be directing that undercut the Postal Service’s tradition of effective service.”

Members of the public can report problems by visiting www.peters.senate.gov/postal.