In a congressional hearing in Philadelphia Wednesday, legislators publicly flogged the U.S. Postal Service for its poor performance in Pennsylvania for the last few years, with delayed, missing and stolen mail, staffing shortages, and crime against postal workers.
“We’ve heard horror stories from constituents that the U.S. mail is going unsorted and without enough workers to deliver it,” said U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Lackawanna, Pike, Wayne, during a three-hour field hearing of the Subcommittee on Government Operations that included U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA.
Among the concerns were delays in delivery of mail-in ballots during the last presidential election and how those issues will be addressed for the mid-term elections this year.
“Critically important, as we saw in the last election, was the protection of and speedy delivery of mail-in ballots,” said U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery, Berks.