Senate approves Biden candidate to post office in postal change


Democratic influence on the U.S. Postal Service’s governing board has increased as all three candidates for the U.S. Postal Service’s governing board nominated by President Joe Biden have been approved by the Senate and their leaders are moving to review postal services ing.

On Friday, lawmakers approved the nomination of Anton Hajar, a former legal adviser to the US Postal Trade Union. Former Deputy Secretary of Posts Ron Straumann and Amber McReynolds, who heads a non-profit national vote at the Home Institute, were approved earlier this month.

This addition means that five of the nine members of the board are Democratic nominees.

As Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Democratic Party Chairman Ron Bloom, the three are undertaking a decade-long radical overhaul of postal services. Their plan aims to protect the institution from the estimated $ 160 billion loss over the next decade.

As part of this, Japan Post announced on Friday that it had submitted a request to an independent Postal Regulatory Commission to raise postage at the end of August, raising the price of first-class stamps from 55 cents to 58 cents. To do.

Dejoy, a major funder of Donald Trump, provided postal services, including delivery of ballots, to assist the president who failed to re-election the president during last year’s presidential campaign. The Democratic Party accused him of interfering with it. Dejoy denied the claim.

He was also criticized for a significant reduction in on-time deliveries during the holiday season.

Japan Post is considering relaxing the standard for first-class mail delivery to the farthest areas of its network from a 1- to 3-day standard to a 1- to 5-day target. Postal officials state that 70% of mail will be delivered within 3 days.

The strategy also includes a proposal to consolidate underutilized post offices and invest in new delivery vehicles.

The agency seeks advisory opinion from the Commission on possible changes in shipping standards and other initiatives. The Democratic Party has denounced the 10-year plan as an unacceptable deterioration of mail services and reiterated Dejoy’s resignation.

At a confirmation hearing at the Senate Committee last month, Mr. Biden’s nominee emphasized the need to restore public confidence in government agencies through prompt delivery services.

___ Izaguirre reported from Lindenhurst, NY.

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