Biden Nominates Three to USPS Board as Postmaster General Defies Questions

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Reprinted from The Washington Post by Jacob Bogage, Christopher Ingraham and Hannah Denham on February 24, 2021.

Biden will nominate a former US Postal Service executive, a leading voting-rights advocate and a former postal union leader to the mail service’s governing board.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told a House panel Wednesday that his forthcoming strategic plan for the US Postal Service may include slowing first-class mail and removing a significant amount of mail from air transportation.

His remarks come as members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee press him and Postal Service board of governors chairman Ron Bloom about delivery service and financial crises at the nation’s mail provider, and as Democrats in Congress push President Biden to install new board members that could reshape the agency and oust DeJoy. …

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