Surging crimes against postal service raise concerns about reliability ahead of November elections
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Postal Service’s performance and security came under scrutiny during a Congressional Committee Field Hearing in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Several members of the Pennsylvania Delegation participated and raised their concerns, asking questions about the mail service’s reliability. The Members of Congress reported an explosion in constituent complaints regarding on-time delivery, mail theft, crimes against postal workers and concern for the upcoming election cycle.
“Over the past two years, my district has had a dramatic increase in the amount of lost or stolen mail packages, undelivered packages, post office closures and poor performance by the local post office,” said U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA District 3).