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Foster Statement on U.S. Postal Service Delays

Aug 10, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement in response to widespread delivery delays at the United States Postal Service (USPS):

“The growing delays affecting USPS customers are unacceptable and a direct result of deliberate actions by the Trump administration designed to weaken USPS. These delays are especially dangerous for people who rely on USPS for timely delivery of lifesaving medications, and they are damaging to small businesses that use USPS to deliver goods to their customers.

“As we approach a national election in the midst of a pandemic, it is essential that voters can trust USPS to deliver mail-in ballots on time for people who want to exercise their right to vote from home while protecting themselves from exposure to COVID-19. Every voter, regardless of political persuasion, should have confidence that their vote will be counted whether they choose to vote in-person or from home.”

Last week, Congressman Foster joined all Democratic members of the Illinois congressional delegation in a letter to Postmaster General DeJoy urging immediate corrective action to alleviate postal delays.