Durbin Statement on Biden Nominations to USPS Board of Governors

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement after President Joe Biden nominated Amber McReynolds, Anton Hajjar, and Ron Stroman to serve on the United States Postal Service Board of Governors:

“I’ve heard from too many Illinoisans who have experienced hardship with breakdowns in USPS service over the past year, despite the incredible effort of postal workers. The Postal Service has been gutted by the previous Administration and Postmaster General DeJoy, and we must confirm these nominees swiftly and begin to undo the damage. Americans have always counted on our postal service. It’s time to restore its reputation,” Durbin said.

Last week, Durbin joined U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and 32 of his colleagues in pressingPostmaster General Louis DeJoy on persistent mail delays and what action he is taking to restore on-time mail delivery.  While Congressional oversight efforts and public pressure helped address these damaging delays and improve on-time mail delivery, many Americans continue to face unacceptable problems in postal delivery performance.

Recent reports have also suggested DeJoy intends to implement a strategic plan that would further slow down the mail and unacceptably decrease service for millions of Americans who rely on the Postal Service.