Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) called for President Joe Biden to fire the entire U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors Friday after the Washington Post reported Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is preparing changes that would further slow mail delivery, the latest salvo in a Democratic pressure campaign for Biden to overhaul the USPS board in order to oust the agency’s Trump-allied leader.
Citing anonymous sources, the Post reported Friday that DeJoy intends to change how first-class mail is transported and raise postage rates “significantly,” which would cause “slower and more costly” delivery if finalized.
First-class mail would reportedly no longer be transported by airplane under the plan, and two-day first-class delivery would be eliminated.
Connolly, who chairs the House Oversight Committee’s Government Operations subcommittee, said Biden should “immediately remove and replace” the entire board of governors with members who would fire DeJoy.