U.S. lawmakers seek review of USPS next-generation delivery vehicle contract

WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) – A group of five House Democratic lawmakers on Monday asked a federal watchdog to review if the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) complied with environmental regulations in its next-generation delivery vehicle contract.

House Oversight and Reform Committee chair Carolyn Maloney and other lawmakers asked the Postal Service Office of Inspector General to review USPS’s plan to buy a new multibillion-dollar fleet of primarily gasoline-powered delivery vehicles from Oshkosh (OSK.N) that has come under fire from the White House and Environmental Protection Agency.

“Given the potential environmental impact of the (delivery vehicle) contract, it is crucial that the Postal Service conduct a robust environmental analysis prior to moving forward,” said the letter also signed by Representatives Gerald Connolly, Jared Huffman, Stephen Lynch and Brenda Lawrence.

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