When Americans were recently polled about various public institutions, the winner was rated favorably by 91 percent. Here’s a hint: it wasn’t the U.S. Congress.
The top-rated institution was the U.S. Postal Service — a critical public amenity even older than our country. It’s easy to understand why that service is held in such high regard. Through good times and bad, in all sorts of weather, Americans could rely on the mail.
The recent decline of the Postal Service is not the fault of the individual letter carriers who do their job well — even during the pandemic. Instead, it’s the fault of top management, which has made some terrible decisions. That’s why I’ve introduced legislation to reverse these bad choices and restore the mail service on which millions of Americans depend.
During my two terms in Congress, no issue has brought more complaints than the recent downturn in mail service. Since last year, I’ve received more than 1,000 emails, texts and phone calls from constituents concerned about the late and missing delivery of their mail.