Postmaster General DeJoy Is Interrogated By House Committee

August 24, 2020
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August 24, 2020

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee beginning at 10 a.m. ET Monday. USPS Board of Governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan is testifying too. A longtime Republican operative, Duncan helped select DeJoy for postmaster general.

Expect pointed questions from Democrats about Postal Service policies that have come to light in recent months, and overwhelming evidence of a mail slowdown as an election looms in which many voters will cast ballots by mail.

DeJoy appeared before a Republican-led Senate committee Friday, and answered some questions — but left others unanswered and raised some new ones.

Follow along below.

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What To Watch

  • On Friday morning, we published a rundown of the various concerns that election officials, members of Congress and the public have raised about the impact recent changes at USPS could have on the election.
  • DeJoy cleared a few things up in his Friday Senate testimony, but left many questions unanswered.
  • Some of the things we'll be looking for answers on today include cuts to overtime, a new policy preventing postal workers from serving as ballot witnesses, details on decommissioned mail sorting machines, and other policies that contributed to the slowdown — such as requiring trucks to leave before the mail is read for them.
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee beginning at 10 a.m. ET Monday. USPS Board of Governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan is testifying too. A longtime Republican operative, Duncan helped select DeJoy for postmaster general.

Expect pointed questions from Democrats about Postal Service policies that have come to light in recent months, and overwhelming evidence of a mail slowdown as an election looms in which many voters will cast ballots by mail.

DeJoy appeared before a Republican-led Senate committee Friday, and answered some questions — but left others unanswered and raised some new ones.

Follow along below.

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