In his opening statement at an Aug. 21 hearing, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., criticized Postmaster General Louis Dejoy for making changes to the U.S. Postal Service that have slowed down operations and affected Americans’ livelihoods and health. Peters spoke of Americans who have suffered from USPS delays under Dejoy’s tenure, including individuals who have received their medications late and small businesses that have lost customers due to issues with orders. “I believe you owe them an apology for the harm you have caused, and you owe all of us some very clear answers today,” Peters said. DeJoy testified to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee by after changes to postal operations — like the removal of mailboxes and limiting of overtime hours — that have caused mail delays and drawn suggestions that the moves amount to political interference ahead of the November election.
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