Postal Service Vows to Win Over Republicans Angry About Banking Pilot

Republican committee leaders say Louis DeJoy withheld information to keep the initiative secret.

The U.S. Postal Service is promising to win over its detractors after its decision to start offering limited financial services in select locations has garnered blowback from some key players.

The top Republicans on two key committees—Reps. James Comer, Ky., and Patrick McHenry, N.C., the ranking members of the Oversight and Reform and Financial Services committees, respectively—said in a recent letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy the pilot program was hidden from them and rolled out “in secret.” They noted they “strongly object to the concept of postal banking” and questioned whether DeJoy had the authority to launch the program unilaterally. The criticism marks a shift for DeJoy, who has frequently drawn the ire of congressional Democrats but generally won plaudits from Republicans.

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