Postmaster General DeJoy testifies before House Oversight Committee
For the first time in more than two years, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, where lawmakers pressed him on how he was combating the growing trend of mail-related crimes, including check theft and assaults on postal workers.
DeJoy, speaking at a House Oversight Committee hearing, said this was the issue he receives the “largest number of phone calls” about, as he laid out his plan for ramped up security measures against check theft and fraud. “Any axis to our system is a target that we need to defend against,” he said.
The initiatives include adding new locks on mailboxes nationwide, incorporating a double-validation key system for letter carriers, thereby making it harder for criminals to break into mailboxes, and hardening the physical infrastructure of standalone blue collection boxes and cluster mailboxes. “Some of these they take chainsaws to,” DeJoy told the panel. “It’s pretty deliberate.”
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