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Postmaster general to testify before House committee as concerns over mail delays grow

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Postmaster general to testify before House committee as concerns over mail delays growPostmaster General Louis DeJoy will testify before the House Oversight Committee on Monday amid growing concerns surrounding the United States Postal Service ahead of the 2020 election. The emergency hearing will look at recent changes made to the agency, including reduction in overtime and a slowdown in deliveries. Illinois congresswoman and chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Cheri Bustos joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the upcoming hearing and more.
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