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Lawmakers from both parties want Postal Service to undo changes that are slowing mail

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Lawmakers from both parties want Postal Service to undo changes that are slowing mail


"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that changes imposed by the new, Republican postmaster general "threaten the timely delivery of mail — including medicines for seniors, paychecks for workers and absentee ballots for voters — that is essential to millions of Americans.''

In separate letters, two Montana Republicans, Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte, also urged the Postal Service to reverse the July directive, which eliminates overtime for hundreds of thousands of postal workers and mandates that mail be kept until the next day if distribution centers are running late.

"This action, if not rescinded, will negatively impact mail delivery for Montanans and unacceptably increase the risk of late prescriptions, commercial products or bill delivery,'' Daines said Thursday in a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

"Delaying mail service is unacceptable,” Gianforte wrote to DeJoy. “Do not continue down this road.”



If you're a politician, during a pandemic, and you aren't screaming like the guys from Montana, then you're pretty much scum.
 

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Lawmakers from both parties want Postal Service to undo changes that are slowing mail


"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that changes imposed by the new, Republican postmaster general "threaten the timely delivery of mail — including medicines for seniors, paychecks for workers and absentee ballots for voters — that is essential to millions of Americans.''

In separate letters, two Montana Republicans, Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte, also urged the Postal Service to reverse the July directive, which eliminates overtime for hundreds of thousands of postal workers and mandates that mail be kept until the next day if distribution centers are running late.

"This action, if not rescinded, will negatively impact mail delivery for Montanans and unacceptably increase the risk of late prescriptions, commercial products or bill delivery,'' Daines said Thursday in a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

"Delaying mail service is unacceptable,” Gianforte wrote to DeJoy. “Do not continue down this road.”



If you're a politician, during a pandemic, and you aren't screaming like the guys from Montana, then you're pretty much scum.

I wonder if senior adults realize that if the postal service is crippled, so will their lifeline for prescription delivery.
 

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I wonder if senior adults realize that if the postal service is crippled, so will their lifeline for prescription delivery.

they will soon.
 

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I wonder if senior adults realize that if the postal service is crippled, so will their lifeline for prescription delivery.

Some of our members will say there are other delivery alternatives like UPS and FedEx... :2razz:
 

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Some of our members will say there are other delivery alternatives like UPS and FedEx... :2razz:

Same ones who don't mind the skyrocketing of the costs of medicine with no end in sight.
 

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Same ones who don't mind the skyrocketing of the costs of medicine with no end in sight.

I think imposing an additional $10-$15 on prescription delivery right before the election is a great plan... :2razz:
 

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I think imposing an additional $10-$15 on prescription delivery right before the election is a great plan... :2razz:

why would Trump and his gang care about seniors (usually on a fixed income) having to pay more as long as Trump gets reelected?
 
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