Peters Statement on Court Ruling Blocking Postmaster General DeJoy’s Changes that Caused Harmful Mail Delays

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the ruling by a Federal Judge blocking Postal Service changes directed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy that slowed mail:

“I applaud today’s ruling which reaffirms what I uncovered in my recent investigative report – that Postmaster General DeJoy’s changes were directly responsible for slowing down the mail for seniors, veterans, small businesses, and other Americans. The changes were not only potentially unlawful, but were also instituted without proper transparency and consultation with key stakeholders, or consideration of the likely disruptions to service. 

“While today’s ruling is a welcome development, I will continue to work to push Mr. DeJoy to ensure the Postal Service returns to providing reliable, on-time delivery and pass my legislation that would reverse changes to the Postal Service during the pandemic and provide necessary funding for the Postal Service during this crisis.”

As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Peters has fought to protect the Postal Service and its 245-year tradition of reliable, timely delivery. Peters recently released a report detailing the results of his investigation into how operational changes at the Postal Service ordered by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy resulted in compromised service for Americans. He has also introduced the Delivering for America Act , which would block DeJoy from making any more changes during the pandemic, requires DeJoy to reverse changes which have caused mail delays, and provides $25 billion in funding to USPS.