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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Says Changes To U.S. Postal Service Will Impact Residents

Aug 26, 2020

Twelfth District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell held a Zoom meeting Wednesday to discuss the importance of making sure that the U.S. Senate passes the Delivering for America Act. 

The Delivering for America Act prohibits the U.S. Postal Service from implementing any new changes to operations or level of service it had in place on January 1st of this year.  In addition to possibly interfering with absentee ballot deliveries for the November general election, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell says changes could delay critical services offered through the mail.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell: It matters to my constituents, they deliver the veterans prescriptions, social security benefits and yes, I even have a few people that get their checks still by mail.

As part of a cost-cutting initiative, U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy ordered service reductions and the elimination of employee overtime.  During the Zoom meeting, Congresswoman Dingell also said that many Americans are relying on the postal service during the pandemic to get items delivered that they otherwise would buy in-person.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu