Washington, DC — Yesterday, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) joined Reps. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to postpone the proposed postal rate increase until January 2022.
“As our nation continues to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, now is not the time to make it more costly and difficult for businesses and working families to stay connected,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “Communities across Wisconsin rely on the USPS for vital services, and we need to ensure it stays viable for generations to come. That’s why I’m joining my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in urging Postmaster General DeJoy to rethink his damaging postal rate increase.”
Rep. Kind has repeatedly called on Postmaster General DeJoy to take action to address the lagging delivery times facing USPS customers, and recently expressed concerns over the changes to USPS operations in Postmaster General DeJoy’s Delivering for America 10-year plan. Additionally, in March 2021, Rep. Kind pressed Postmaster General DeJoy to implement operation changes to ensure on-time delivery and in August 2020, Rep. Kind urged Postmaster General DeJoy to ensure that mail delivery would not be impacted by the changes made to the USPS’s operations and organizational structure.
Read the bipartisan letter here.