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Congresswoman Escobar Joins Pelosi, Maloney, and House Democrats to Call on Postmaster General to Reverse Assault on Postal Service

El Paso, TX, August 13, 2020

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, and 172 other House Democrats in sending a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy calling for the reversal of policies that have worsened the crisis facing the Postal Service and exacerbated a dramatic increase in delayed and undelivered mail to El Pasoans and Americans across the country.

In the letter sent on August 12, 2020, the Members wrote, “[T]he United States Postal Service is a pillar of our American Democracy that is enshrined in the Constitution, which empowers Congress to ‘establish Post Offices and Post Roads.’ The Postal Service provides critical services for the American people: delivering medicine to seniors, paychecks to workers, tax refunds to millions and absentee ballots to voters.

“It is always essential that the Postal Service be able to deliver mail in a timely and effective manner.  During the once-in-a-century health and economic crisis of COVID-19, the Postal Service’s smooth functioning is a matter of life-or-death, and is critical for protecting lives, livelihoods and the life of our American Democracy.”

Click here to see the letter to the Postmaster General.

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