Two Outgoing Lawmakers Are Jockeying for Slots on the USPS Board

Two Democratic lawmakers who will no longer serve in Congress next year are looking to the U.S. Postal Service to continue their careers in the federal government.

Both Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., have thrown their names into the White House’s hat as it contemplates potential replacements for two of the nine appointed slots on the USPS board of governors. Maloney and Lawrence have reached out to postal unions and management associations soliciting support for their candidacies, according to several people involved in those discussions, and some vetting is underway.

The terms of two current board members, Lee Moak and Bill Zollars, are set to expire Dec. 8, though both are eligible to be kept on for a “carryover year.” President Biden could also opt to renominate one or both governors to a seven-year term. Any of the president’s postal board nominees would have to be confirmed by the Senate.


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