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The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution.

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Judge blocks 'politically motivated' USPS changes [Video]

Judge blocks 'politically motivated' USPS changes

A federal judge has blocked controversial changes to the United States postal service, saying they were "a politically motivated attack" that had slowed the nation's mail and likely would slow the..

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Senate GOP offers scaled-back coronavirus bill [Video]

Senate GOP offers scaled-back coronavirus bill

[NFA] U.S. Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday introduced a $300 billion coronavirus aid bill, far below the $1 trillion they sought just weeks ago. Gavino Garay has more.

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USPS Chief Has 99 Problems And A Possible Felony Charge Is One [Video]

USPS Chief Has 99 Problems And A Possible Felony Charge Is One

US Postal Service Postmaster General Louis Dejoy is now in the hot seat for more than slowing down the mail delivery. The USPS's decline in productivity has raised concerns about its ability to manage..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published
US Postmaster General stumped by questions about post [Video]

US Postmaster General stumped by questions about post

US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy appeared stumped by basic questionsregarding postage when he appeared in front of the House of RepresentativesCommittee on Oversight and Reform.

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House passes bill to support Post Office [Video]

House passes bill to support Post Office

[NFA] The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives voted on Saturday to provide the cash-strapped Postal Service with $25 billion and block policy changes that have stirred concerns about mail-in..

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Protesters rally in Oldsmar to save USPS, demand funding [Video]

Protesters rally in Oldsmar to save USPS, demand funding

About 50 people gathered along Tampa Road in Oldsmar equipped with signs demanding funding for the U.S. Postal Service.

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DeJoy supports voting by mail [Video]

DeJoy supports voting by mail

When asked by lawmakers if he supports absentee voting and voting by mail during a Senate hearing Friday, after first not directly answering the question, U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy ends his..

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USPS chief: election mail will be handled 'securely and on time' [Video]

USPS chief: election mail will be handled 'securely and on time'

U.S. Postmaster Louis DeJoy on Friday told lawmakers that the Postal Service has not changed the way it handles election mail as he sought to assure the public that ballots would be handled "securely..

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House Dems Turn Attention To Mnuchin's Involvement In DeJoy's Appointment [Video]

House Dems Turn Attention To Mnuchin's Involvement In DeJoy's Appointment

House Democrats are casting a beady eye on US Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy--and how he got the job. CNN reports House Dems are scrutinizing DeJoy's selection as postmaster general in..

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Democratic House To Vote On Bill That Would Keep USPS Alive Until After the Election [Video]

Democratic House To Vote On Bill That Would Keep USPS Alive Until After the Election

On Wednesday, the democratic-lead U.S. House of Representatives released new legislation. This was in response to controversial administrative changes at the U.S. Postal Service. More and more..

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At Least 20 States Are Suing the USPS Over Possible Mail Delays Before Election [Video]

At Least 20 States Are Suing the USPS Over Possible Mail Delays Before Election

On Tuesday, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced that Postal Service changes will be put on hold until after the election on November 3rd.

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Sally Yates: Trump trying to 'sabotage' USPS [Video]

Sally Yates: Trump trying to 'sabotage' USPS

Sally Yates, who was fired by President Donald Trump after just days on the job as his acting Attorney General, lambasted Trump at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday for targeting public..

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U.S. Postal Service 'not a business' -Pelosi [Video]

U.S. Postal Service 'not a business' -Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that mail service changes made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy were "an obstruction of our democracy."

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Trump's postmaster general pauses service cuts [Video]

Trump's postmaster general pauses service cuts

U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Tuesday suspended all mail service changes until after the November election, bowing to an outcry by Democrats that the moves appeared to be an attempt to boost..

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US Postmaster General delays USPS reforms until post-election [Video]

US Postmaster General delays USPS reforms until post-election

The US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced Tuesday that he will pause all operational reforms and initiatives at USPS until after the election following national outcry.

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USPS uncertainty worries business owners [Video]

USPS uncertainty worries business owners

During the COVID-19 pandemic, USPS says more people are relying on packages rather than shopping at stores for crucial items. Yet, soon those packages may cost you more.

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Back To Work: House To Return Saturday To Deal With USPS Flap [Video]

Back To Work: House To Return Saturday To Deal With USPS Flap

CNN reports the US House of Representatives is set to return on Saturday to vote on legislation related to the US Postal Service. House Democrats hope to provide the financially strapped agency with..

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U.S. postmaster general to testify before House [Video]

U.S. postmaster general to testify before House

[NFA] New U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has agreed to testify before a U.S. House panel investigating whether service changes adopted in recent weeks have slowed mail deliveries, the committee..

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Trump and First Lady Request Mail-In Ballots Amid Attack on USPS [Video]

Trump and First Lady Request Mail-In Ballots Amid Attack on USPS

According to CNN, President Donald Trump and Melania Trump requested mail-in ballots for Florida’s primary election on Tuesday.

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Trump administration has not paid USPS for COVID-19 postcards featuring Trump's name

The bill for the postcards sent to 138 million residential addresses has still not been paid, a USPS spokesperson said.
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Absentee ballot anxiety hits American expats voting abroad amid a pandemic and changes at the USPS

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Fact check: Postal Service will deliver ballots with insufficient or unpaid postage

Posts claim that voters must affix two stamps to mail-in ballots. In actuality, the rates vary by state, and the USPS will deliver ballots regardless.
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Postal Service to Tap Republican Lobbyist to Quell Mounting Scrutiny

Facing multiple investigations and calls for his ouster, the postmaster general turned to a G.O.P. lobbyist viewed as adept at reaching out to Democrats.
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Prescription delivery times increased after DeJoy took over USPS, report finds

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Democrats worry about a partisan slant at the Postal Service, where Trump allies dominate the board.

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Trump says he would support investigation into postmaster general

At a press conference at the White House on Labor Day, President Trump said he would support an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy following reports that before leading the Postal..
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I work for the US Postal Service. Fund our public service, don't privatize it.

I'm always thinking of the people who receive the mail. Do they know how much our service is in danger?
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Probe launched after bags of mail dumped in 2 spots in L.A. area

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Amazon bars foreign sales of plants to the US following deliveries of mystery seeds

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A proposed settlement for the victims of the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has divided Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but lawmakers are still..
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Prescription deliveries: Health care providers urge patients to be proactive as COVID pandemic, USPS troubles cause delays

As a surge in deliveries strain the postal system and the White House opposes additional funding, patients report delays in getting medications.
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‘Not Unlike the Postal Service’: Advocates Want Amtrak to Prioritize Service Over Profit

Amtrak says it needs more money to avoid slashing service on routes in areas where the rail network is often the only mode of long-distance public transportation.
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Postal Service worker: Dismantled mail processing machines is only our latest burden

The Postal Service gave me a job that serves Americans all over the country. It is something to be proud of. But now it is in danger.
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House committee to subpoena Postmaster General DeJoy for withholding documents from Congress

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USPS removes thousands of mailboxes each year. In 2020, mail-in ballots make it political.

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Fact check: Ballot envelopes with prepaid postage are already first-class mail

Adding a stamp will not get a prepaid mail-in ballot to its destination any faster, according to the U.S. Postal Service.
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Senator Gary Peters demands more answers from Louis DeJoy

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US Postal Service: Three states sue Trump government

Hawaii, New Jersey and New York are suing the Trump administration over alleged "partisan meddling".
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Postal leader defends changes, denies 'sabotaging' election

postal leader defends changes, denies 'sabotaging' election
WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers Monday that he has warned allies of President Donald Trump that the president's repeated attacks on the legitimacy of mail-in ballots..
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Postmaster general testifies before House Oversight Committee

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy returned to Capitol Hill on Monday to testify before the House Oversight Committee. DeJoy continued to defend changes made to the Postal Service ahead of the 2020..
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy defends decisions to House committee

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Consumers are experiencing delays in prescription deliveries, an issue that threatens many seniors, veterans and rural Americans.
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House passes $25 billion bill to fund U.S. Postal Service, but Senate balks

In a rare Saturday session, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would inject $25 billion into the U.S. Postal Service and block any changes to service that may slow mail-in ballots..
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Trump's attacks on the US Postal Service are a threat to American democracy

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The threat to Postal Service is a threat to US values. Harmful changes must be reversed: Ex-official

Unlike private companies, the Postal Service reaches every mailbox in the country six days a week, whether you are rich or poor, urban or rural.
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House approves additional Postal Service funding while Trump threatens veto

The Democratic-led House of Representatives on Saturday approved an additional $25 billion in funding for the United States Postal Service. The legislation now moves to the Senate, but President Trump..
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US Postal Service: House agrees election cash boost

Democrats fear cost-cutting measures will hamper mail-in voting - a key issue in November's election.
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The White House is committed to backing the U.S. Post Office, President Trump's Chief of Staff said Saturday. Mark Meadows was addressing reporters as Democrats moved to pass $25 billion rescue for..
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Demonstrators around the US rally in support of US Postal Service

Rallies around the US showed solidarity with the US Postal Service on Saturday.  
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