This week, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach joined fellow lawmakers in sending a letter to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) seeking action to remedy the mail delivery disruptions occurring across Minnesota.
“Every American should be able to rely on the U.S. Postal Service,” said Rep. Fischbach. “I sincerely hope Postmaster General DeJoy takes this letter seriously and will take swift action to decrease the mail backlog and prioritize hiring, training, and retaining quality postal workers in our rural communities.”
“During the past weeks, I have heard from constituents from all around the Northland about major disruptions in mail delivery,” said Congressman Stauber. “The policies of this Administration have led to staffing shortages nationwide, and the Postal Service is yet another industry suffering the consequences. In some areas, people haven’t received mail in three weeks. This is completely unacceptable. This couldn’t have come at a worse time as I know how much rural Minnesotans depend on the USPS to send Christmas cards and packages as well as pay their bills, receive their social security checks, get their medications, and operate their businesses. That’s why my colleagues and I are requesting information from USPS leadership about how they are working to fix the current delays and prevent them in the future.”
“Minnesotans depend on reliable mail delivery from the United States Postal Service to pay their bills, operate their businesses and access their medications,” said Majority Whip Emmer. “Interrupted or delayed service is unacceptable and can harm Minnesotans’ health and livelihoods. The ongoing staffing shortfalls continue to contribute to these delays and the day-to-day capabilities of the USPS. Today, we joined our Minnesota Republican colleagues to ask for transparency, accountability and a plan from the USPS as they address their staffing shortage and delivery delays across our state.”