WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter Wednesday to Postmaster General Megan Brennan requesting weekly revenue reports from the United States Postal Service.
Chairman Johnson wrote, “Despite recent media reports suggesting that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically hurt USPS, the revenue data provided to my staff for the first five weeks of the crisis shows a different story. From March 16, 2020, through April 19, 2020, revenues for USPS were down 5.86 percent compared with similar dates last year. That was a far cry from the 30 percent that USPS had been publicly projecting. Although I have yet to receive official data to confirm this, my understanding is that USPS revenues have recently improved—so much so that this April’s revenues were close to equal to those in April 2019.”
Full text of the letter is below, and it can also be viewed here.