DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released an investigative update with new U.S. Postal Service data showing that on-time mail delivery continues to be inconsistent, despite some improvements made by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in response to pressure from Congress, the public and federal courts. Peters’ update shows that while on-time mail delivery improved following Congressional oversight efforts at the end of the summer, delivery performance has fluctuated in recent weeks, and declined overall during the month of September. Peters followed his oversight update by calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to provide additional performance data and information related to concerning ongoing delivery delays.
“Congressional oversight efforts and public pressure led to an initial improvement in on-time delivery by the Postal Service following Postmaster General DeJoy’s disruptive changes. However, the Postal Service’s performance has still not returned to its previous standards for on-time delivery, and these delays will continue to affect Michiganders and folks across the country,” said Senator Peters. “When it comes to prescription drugs, business mail or absentee ballots, even a one day delay can have a serious effect. That’s why I’m continuing to demand answers from the Postmaster General and pushing to reverse recent changes that so severely disrupted mail service.”