Pascrell Reacts Harshly to Report Hammering Post Office Leadership

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted harshly to a scathing report issued by the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) finding that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s ten-year plan to rebuild the United States Post Office (USPS) is plan is built on unreliable data, based on unproven assumptions, and won’t provide the cost savings assumed by USPS.

“The findings of the Postal Regulatory Commission make crystal clear that Louis DeJoy and his plans are a clear and present danger to the future of the Post Office,” said Rep. Pascrell. “DeJoy’s so-called plan to rebuild USPS will not strengthen it but instead make it even more feeble. Louis DeJoy should have been fired a long time ago. Americans demand a Post Office that works for them. That starts with firing the pre-Biden board members who have enabled this damage and then removing Louis DeJoy.”

DeJoy’s ten-year plan would institute slower delivery standards for 30% (roughly 5 billion pieces annually) of first-class mail, while increasing the price for postage. According to the PRC, USPS has not demonstrated evidence to show that the DeJoy plan won’t hurt customer satisfaction and has not adequately adapted its plan to address the myriad of concerns raised by customers and stakeholders. Contrary to DeJoy’s assertion that his plan would provide significant cost savings, the PRC found the plan would be unlikely to improve USPS’s financial condition.

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I just received a birthday card sent to me by first class from the capitol city of my state which is only 120 miles away and it took “10 days to reach me”.

DeJoy’s plan to slow First Class Mail down to save money leaves me to wonder if my next “First Class” letter will take 20 days to reach me?