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Voters Should Have Confidence in Postal Service, DeJoy Says

Rates will go up in January, postmaster general says

(Newser) - Inflation is going to add over $1 billion to the US Postal Service budget, necessitating a request for another rate increase in January, but Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says the service is ready for the November election. The Postal Service has already delivered about 40 million ballots to and from...

Postal Service to Slow Delivery Starting Friday

Experts, officials worry about effects on people who rely on the mail

(Newser) - Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's long-argued overhaul of mail delivery is here. Starting Friday, the Postal Service will be in less of a hurry to bring the mail, part of DeJoy's 10-year plan to cut costs and hold prices down, CBS reports. The Postal Service, which is looking at...

Higher Stamp Prices, Slower Mail on the Way
Your Mail Is About
to Get Slower, Pricier
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Your Mail Is About to Get Slower, Pricier

(Newser) - "Get used to me," Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told Democratic lawmakers who described him as a "Trump holdover" earlier this year. Starting next month, Americans will have to get used to some of the changes he has introduced, including slower mail for a higher price, CBS reports....

Postal Chief DeJoy Faces FBI Scrutiny

Employees at postmaster general's former company have said they felt pressure to donate

(Newser) - Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major Republican fundraiser before being appointed to his government job, is under investigation for possible campaign violations. The FBI has questioned current and former employees of DeJoy and his former business, New Breed Logistics, the Washington Post reports. He's also been subpoenaed for information....

Stamp Prices Are Going Up
Stamps Are
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Stamps Are Getting Even Pricier

Cost rises to 58 cents this summer, part of Louis DeJoy's 10-year plan

(Newser) - It might be a good time to stock up on Forever Stamps. Rates are going up at the US Postal Service this summer—a first-class stamp will go up from 55 cents to 58 cents. Some postal service employees will be laid off, too, the Washington Post reports. Postmaster...

Postal Rates Are Going Up This Summer

First-class stamp to reach 58 cents as DeJoy enacts his restructuring

(Newser) - The Postal Service announced rate increases Friday, part of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's 10-year overhaul. Come Aug. 29, a first-class stamp will rise from 55 cents to 58 cents. Various mailing rates will go up as much as 6.9%, the Washington Post reports. The Postal Service also sent...

DeJoy's 10-Year-Plan for USPS Includes Slower Mail

Hours at some post offices will be cut

(Newser) - Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Tuesday announced plans to slow mail delivery standards and cut hours at some post offices as part of a 10-year strategy to stabilize the struggling agency. Details of the long-awaited plan come at a time of intense scrutiny on the US Postal Service over persistent...

Biden Makes Big Move on US Postal Service

New board members could help oust DeJoy

(Newser) - "Get used to me," Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told House lawmakers during a hearing Wednesday. They may not have to. President Biden, who can't fire DeJoy directly, has named candidates to fill three empty slots on the US Postal Service's nine-member board, which could give it...

Postmaster General to Lawmakers: 'Get Used to Me'

Louis DeJoy says he's not a 'Trump holdover'

(Newser) - President Biden can't directly fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy—and DeJoy certainly knows it. During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing Wednesday, DeJoy corrected a Democratic lawmaker who described him as a "Trump holdover," Politico reports. "I'm not a political appointee," he said....

USPS Does 180 on Mail Service Changes

Agency will reverse changes after lawsuit from Montana governor

(Newser) - The US Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. The lawsuit filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the USPS on Sept. 9 argued changes implemented in June harmed access to mail services in Montana, resulting...

Figures Show How Much DeJoy Slowed the Mail

On-time rates still lag, though postmaster general suspended his changes

(Newser) - Mail delivery was humming along, despite the pandemic, when Louis DeJoy took office in June as US postmaster general. First-class mail was reaching its destination just a couple of percentage points below the Postal Service's goal of 95% of the time. DeJoy, appointed by President Trump, quickly made changes...

Democrats: DeJoy May Have Broken the Law—Twice

He's accused of campaign finance violations, lying under oath

(Newser) - House Democrats are calling for the immediate suspension of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as they investigate alleged campaign finance violations . The USPS "never should have hired (him) in the first place," Rep. Carolyn Maloney, chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, said late Monday, per the...

DeJoy Employees Say They Felt Pressured to Give

Former CEO accused of campaign finance violations

(Newser) - More controversy for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy: Former employees at New Breed Logistics say they were pressured to attend his Republican Party fundraisers and make donations—which they were reimbursed for with generous bonuses. "Louis was a national fundraiser for the Republican Party. He asked employees for money. We...

USPS Chief Can't Name the Cost of a Postcard Stamp

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says he knows 'very little about postage stamps'

(Newser) - Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Monday, and the United States Postal Service head couldn't answer certain questions ... about postage. While he correctly answered when asked the price of a first-class stamp, he responded "I don't know" when questioned about...

Postmaster General Shares Agency's 'No. 1 Priority'
Postmaster General Shares
Agency's 'No. 1 Priority'
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Postmaster General Shares Agency's 'No. 1 Priority'

Louis DeJoy tells Senate panel the USPS is ready for mail-in ballots

(Newser) - The head of the US Postal Service pledged Friday that his agency is ready to handle this year's expected surge in mail-in ballots. The USPS "is fully capable and committed to delivering the nation’s election mail fully and on time," Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told the...

Another Postal Service Issue: Mail-Order Chicks, Dead

Thousands aren't surviving usual shipments to Maine farmers

(Newser) - When Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies before Congress Friday and Monday, he'll surely get lots of questions about how new policies might affect mail-in voting. But he might also get questions about a new and grisly problem with mail-order chicks. The Portland Press Herald reports that thousands of chicks...

USPS Chief Putting Changes on Ice Until After Election

'To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail'

(Newser) - The recent USPS cost-cutting moves that had rankled critics will be put on ice until after the election, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced in a Tuesday statement. The Washington Post outlines what some of those changes were: cuts to overtime, service reductions, and mail-sorting machines brought offline in the name...

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