The U.S. Postal Service is facing record demand because of COVID-19 and the upcoming election. Does it have the funds to rise to the occasion?
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's Postmaster General Louis DeJoy acknowledged delays in mail delivery Friday but defended changes made at the agency amid criticisms the moves would hinder the delivery of mail-in ballots in November's election.
DeJoy abruptly paused operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service Tuesday after drawing strong objections from Democrats and Republicans over the Postal Service's cost-cutting measures, which Democrats in Congress said included cuts in overtime and other steps that have led to mail delivery delays.
In a two-hour-long hearing before a Senate panel and as lawmakers expressed frustration on behalf of constituents who faced mail delays, DeJoy said issues with staffing and mail processing led to delays, and fixes for the delays were taking "a few weeks" instead of the expected few days.
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