Congress ends crisis of its own making; passes bill shoring up U.S. Postal Service
The bill ended burdensome requirements in a reform bill backed by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine
Waiting for the mail, and longing for the return of the Pony Express | Frank DeFilippo
America can put a dune buggy on Mars, 140 million miles away, but can’t deliver mail across town. Honk if you favor the return of the Pony Express.
House Democrats pummel postmaster over sharp declines in on-time mail delivery
In a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Democrats pressed DeJoy over an internal report made public over the weekend showing steep declines in on-time mail deliveries since July — challenging GOP claims that Democrats manufactured the crisis.
Despite Postal Service pivot, Shapiro primes lawsuit; Wolf, Casey urge vigilance
“For generations, Pennsylvanians have relied on the Postal Service. ... Now, we’re relying on the Postal Service to undergird our democracy,” Gov. Tom Wolf said during a conference call with home state journalists.
Ahead of U.S. Senate hearing, Postal Service boss backs off from proposed changes
A Senate oversight panel will hear from the postmaster general on Friday about sweeping policy changes at the U.S. Postal Service that critics fear could jeopardize the fall elections
The Post Office is a core function of government. We have to fight efforts to undermine it | John A. Tures
By John A. Tures In the early, 1980s David Brin wrote the novel “The Postman” about an America ravaged by war, economic calamity, and a plague. A drifter finds a postman’s uniform and letters, and begins delivering them, creating a mail service that he uses to trade for supplies to the small enclaves of Americans […]
Wait a minute, Mr. Postman: 5 key facts about the U.S. Postal Service | Monday Morning Coffee
The U.S. Postal Service, enshrined in the Constitution, provides key services to rural America, and is a gateway to the middle class for thousands.
What postal delays and lawsuits mean for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania
Amid a pandemic, encouraged by lawmakers and advocates, they flocked to the option. About 1.5 million voted by mail in the state’s June primary.
Report: Postal Service tells 46 states, including Pa., mail-in ballots could be delayed
A Washington Post analysis listed Pennsylvania among the ranks of states facing a "heightened warning" of delays, a cohort of 186 million voters nationwide.
COVID-19 pushes Postal Service’s finances to the brink
Everything from pharmaceutical deliveries to mail-in ballots could depend on whether Congress can shore up the agency’s finances.