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CBS: Mail delivery slowdown: USPS to slow delivery starting October 1

By Aimee Picchi

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Washington, D.C., October 1, 2021 | comments
Mail delivery for many Americans will slow starting on Friday, part of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's blueprint for overhauling the U.S. Postal Service in order to slash costs. But critics say the slower delivery standards could cause problems such as late bill delivery while more broadly undermining the public's faith in the USPS...

On Friday, a bipartisan group of 40 lawmakers asked Postmaster DeJoy for more information about the consolidation of 18 mail-processing facilities, part of his 10-year plan. In the October 1 letter, the lawmakers raise concerns about whether closing the facilities would "further degrade mail service heading into the busy holiday season," as well as lead to job losses. 

"We believe that at a minimum, these consolidations should be paused until further information about the justification and impact is made public," representatives including Suzan DelBene, a Democrat from Washington, and Mike Simpson, a Republican from Idaho, wrote in the letter. 

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