After Donald Trump tried to dismantle the U.S. Postal Service as president, President Biden plans to sign the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022, which will be the most significant overhaul of the U.S. Postal Service in almost 20 years and will help shore up the agency to address delays in mail delivery that came to light during the pandemic.
In Eastern North Carolina, mail delays impacted timely deliveries of prescription drugs for seniors and veterans, household items for families, and held up the arrival of gifts around the holiday season. The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 will address mail delays by protecting measures intended to ensure timely deliveries, such as the current six days of mail delivery a week, and putting new transparency standards into hold USPS accountable for delays.
“Thanks to President Biden, our postal service is being strengthened after Donald Trump tried to dismantle it. When given the chance to improve mail delays in Eastern North Carolina, Congressman G. K. Butterfield voted to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service while Congressman Greg Murphy voted against critical reforms. Murphy’s inaction begs the question: if you’re not in Congress to make a difference for North Carolina’s seniors, veterans and families, what are you really there to do?” said NCDP Spokesperson Ellie Dougherty.
USPS mail delays have impacted Eastern North Carolina:
- Spectrum News: Mail running late? Audit shows more than a billion pieces of mail delayed in N.C.
- WITN: USPS service lags in Greenville ahead of delivery system changes
- WNCT: ‘Please bring me my mail:’ Some Greenville residents have not received mail in two weeks
- WRAL: Rocky Mount neighborhood sees delay in mail deliveries as USPS faces issues with holidays looming