WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, wrote to Steve Womack (AR-03), the Chair of the subcommittee, and Ranking Member Steny Hoyer (MD-05), calling on them to invite Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for a hearing. This follows a letter Congressman Pocan sent to the Postmaster General last week after reports of increasingly widespread delays and disruptions in mail delivery and postal services affecting residents in his district.
“My office has heard from residents in the district who have been frustrated by significant delays in their mail delivery which has affected their ability to receive paychecks and Social Security checks on time, pay their bills, and receive lifesaving prescription medications, jeopardizing their health, safety, and well-being,” Pocan wrote.
“This is simply unacceptable. While I am hopeful that Postmaster General DeJoy will accept my invitation and take seriously the concerns of my constituents, I also believe that we cannot simply hope for improvements, but also have a responsibility to exercise our oversight authority of the USPS as members of the House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee,” Pocan continued.
“The Postal Service is a vital lifeline for millions of Americans across the country, and although the agency has faced financial difficulties for some time, Postmaster General DeJoy’s tenure has brought an increased level of instability that cannot go unaddressed by Congress. To that end, I strongly urge you to include an oversight hearing on the United States Postal Service in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2025 appropriations hearing schedule,” Pocan wrote.