U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) today told the nation’s top postal official that new U.S. Postal Service (USPS) changes will cause mail delivery to become the slowest it’s been in 50 years, harming communities in Minnesota and across the country for which mail service is often a “lifeline.”
In a letter Tuesday to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Smith -– along with several Senate colleagues -- pushed for answers on a newly-implemented USPS plan that will allow first class mail delivery to take up to five days, significantly longer than the current two-to-three days.
Smith said the changes will mean mail delivery is slower now than in the 1970s. Joining Smith on the letter were Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM).