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Cori Bush presses Postmaster General for answers to St. Louis-area mail woes

February 21, 2024
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo Cori Bush poses for a portrait to promote the film "Knock Down the House" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer's fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri's Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century. Bush's victory came in a rematch of 2018, when she failed to capitalize on a national Democratic wave that favored political newcomers such as Bush’s friend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)

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ST. LOUIS – Missouri U.S. Rep. Cori Bush sent a letter to the U.S. Postmaster General on Tuesday, seeking answers to apparent mail delays and disruptions in the St. Louis area.

Bush tells Postmaster General Louis DeJoy that there have been “significant and widespread delays to mail delivery” in Missouri 1st Congressional District, which covers the City of St. Louis and parts of north St. Louis County.

Some residents have informed Bush that they’re receiving essential documents like utility bills and social security checks in the mail weeks after key due dates.

“According to the United States Postal Service (USPS) service delivery dashboard, First Class Mail in St. Louis was delivered on-time only half of the time in the first week of February this year,” said Bush in the letter. “We have entire neighborhoods reporting they haven’t received mail for a full week at a time. These delays have a devastating impact on our seniors and folks with disabilities who rely on the timely delivery of these documents.”

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