Postmaster General Louis DeJoy began testifying before the Senate Friday amid uproar over disruptions in mail delivery ahead of November’s election.
“I want to assure this committee and the American public that the Postal Service is fully capable and committed to delivering the nation’s election mail securely and on-time,” DeJoy testified to the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “This sacred duty is my number one priority between now and Election Day.”
The hearing is being held remotely with Congress on summer recess.
Lawmakers are expected to grill DeJoy over the service debacle — the result of his cost-cutting measures to try to save the cash-strapped agency.
On Tuesday, DeJoy suspended all mail service changes until after the Nov. 3 election, amid growing concern that mail-in ballots wouldn’t be counted on time — and allegations that his measures are undermining the US Postal Service ahead of the election.