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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says USPS changes will stay

CBS News Friday, 21 August 2020
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faced a morning of questioning before a Senate committee Friday about his changes to U.S. Postal Service operations and their potential impact on the 2020 election. Molly Hooper, a CBSN political contributor and veteran Capitol Hill reporter, spoke to CBSN's Tanya Rivero about the hearing.
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced Tuesday he is “suspending” recently introduce cost-cutting directives. The move comes after weeks of intense scrutiny from the public and lawmakers.

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Last week, a federal judge issued an injunction requiring the US Postal Service to reverse changes made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The judge called the changes an 'an intentional effort' by President Donald Trump and DeJoy to disrupt and challenge the legitimacy of upcoming elections. But according to Business Insider, the USPS claimed in a court filing Wednesday, 'no can do.

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A new Senate report finds an estimated 85 million are late in one week. According to Gizmodo the report finds there had been nearly a 20 percent drop in on-time deliveries. The report was prepared by Democratic staff on the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee. It describes a significant decline in the percentage of mail delivered on time in each of the postal service’s 67 districts. The reports blame controversial changes ordered by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for the delays.

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