General Post Office Director Louis DeGoy admitted to failing to deliver holiday mail at a Wednesday afternoon at Capitol Hill, but blamed the delay on the coronavirus epidemic and what he said were long-standing problems within the U.S. Postal Service. President Donald Trump sparked outrage shortly after his appointment as general manager of post in May 2020 by ordering the removal of mail sorting machines at postal facilities, reducing overtime for mail companies and making other controversial changes, while he was questioned by Democrats at the hearing. House Oversight Committee, DeJoy remained defiant, telling Representative Jim Cooper, a Tennessee Democrat, that he would oversee the mail service “for a long time. You get used to me.” Lawmakers have expressed concern about the slow delivery of prescription drugs and other items to veterans, seniors and other Americans who rely on the mail service as a lifeline. Noisy erupted at the hearing, as DeJoy was asked about doing so some postal operations and other cuts that may affect mail workers’ entitlements and salaries, and DeJoy was also questioned about service operations during the 2020 elections and ongoing deliveries amid the coronavirus pandemic, as the postal service has suffered from Financial problems due to shipping rates. It declined, and service obligations funded health benefits for retired workers weighed down their budgets. As a semi-private entity, the service mostly funds itself through shipping fees; More: Biden warns that democratic progress is “ under assault ” by authoritarian regimes, and DeJoy promises to put the mail service on a more financial sound basis while ensuring performance. But he said the service suffers from “persistent problems” and that “corrosion has been going on for years.” DeJoy acknowledged that during the 2020 holiday season, the service was “far short of meeting our service goals”, calling for operations through 2020. Peak season is “a failure”. “We need to face the problems we face openly, to be frank and realistic about the scale of the solutions we are asking for, and to embrace the few and crucial elements of the legislative assistance that we need from Congress.” Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney, noted DN.Y. An investigation by the Inspector General found that DeJoy “had not sufficiently assessed the effects of his changes on the service, and that he had not sufficiently consulted with Congress and others before him. He did.” Many people – across the country and on this committee – have grave concerns. And recent events have exacerbated it, ”Maloney said.“ They’re not really gone. ”Biden honors the 500,000 Americans who went missing due to COVID-19. Democrats asked DeJoy about delays and potential downsizing plans in their regions. “What wouldn’t you want to change just to make a profit?” Rep. Katie Porter, Democrat from California, asked DeJoy clearly about his proposed changes to the service. “I’m just asking you to do your job,” said Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, after a heated exchange about mail sorting machines that were removed from Detroit post offices. “How is there a rationale behind changing an institution in the middle of a pandemic?” Rep. Brenda Lawrence asked. “This is a lack of management,” she said, a Michigan Democrat, Digoy criticized many of the early policies implemented by the Postmaster last summer, adding, “She didn’t show leadership and now she wants to rip (service) apart.” DeJoy said the characterization. It was not accurate, ”and that the service’s problems were“ multidimensional. ”DeJoy responded to the criticism.“ No, I’m not going to stick to that, ”DeJoy told Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., When asked if he would commit to expanding the sorting machines and enact greater local control On post offices. The future of USPS trucks is electric: the new fleet will replace, and expand more than 230,000 vehicles, shipping speeds: Here’s how on time, FedEx, UPS and the US Postal Service is for the holiday shipping season “You sit here and think I’ve brought it all. Damage to the Postal Service, but the place was operationally defective before FT A long time in office, “he said at another point, defending service plans and identifying what he said were efforts to make the agency more efficient. “The postal service is in a country where the epidemic is also present,” DeJoy reminded lawmakers in discussing its limited performance in 2020. DeJoy has repeatedly defended his plans for the postal service. “We are not seeking profit, we are on our way to break even. That’s all that is going on,” he said, considering that legislation, “operational improvements” and potential price increases are the necessary next steps for the postal service. Other witnesses offered alternatives. “They need to deal with the chronic shortage of staff… They have to look at expanding services… There are all sorts of things that can be done to make the mail service more relevant to people’s lives,” said Mark Dimondstein, president of union workers. American Post. Urging Congress to pass legislation to aid financial more: CIA Biden Candidate William Burns has experience with diplomacy, not espionage “mass collapse”: the FBI warning was not fully shared prior to the Capitol riots; Police lacked training and gear, and Republicans on the commission were quick to voice complaints about the Postal Service’s finances and accused Democrats of unfairly targeting DeJoy. James Comer, a Kentucky Republican, Republican on the Oversight Committee, argued that Democrats had imposed unconfirmed conspiracies “about DeJoy’s changes.” “Real reforms, tough decisions” are necessary to reform the Postal Service, Rep. Fred Keeler, a Pennsylvania Republican, argued on point. Before the November 3 election, Democrats expressed concern about the impact of postal service changes on mail-in ballot delivery. The pandemic led to a dramatic increase in mail voting last year. Jodi Hayes, a Georgia R-Republican, criticized Democrats on the committee for raising the alarm about Potential efforts to “sabotage the elections” by DeJoy Hayes said, “This did nothing but instill fear in the American people and place suspicion in the American people. It was all a charade, “Representative Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, made public the Democrats’ concerns about the Postal Service. ”It was all about politics. It was all about the elections. ”DeJoy, when pressed by Jordan, replied that it was a“ very sensitive time in the country at the time, ”refusing to direct any blame. At one point, DeJoy had a sharp exchange with Rep. Raja Krishnamurthy, a Democrat, who asked The postmaster is committed to maintaining “two-day shipping locally,” referring to a Washington Post report that found DeJoy was considering canceling a class of first-class mail. The hearing comes as many Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to Fill three vacancies on the Postal Service’s Board of Governors, and effectively its board of directors. More than 80 Democratic House members sent Biden a letter confirming their concerns about DeJoy’s leadership of the agency. “We have no doubt that the Postal Service requires some thoughtful reforms in order to continue to operate. Providing excellent service to the American people in the coming years However, there is a plethora of evidence that Postmaster General DeJoy is not equipped to meet the rigors of these challenges, “lawmakers write.” Filling the vacant seats on the Postal Service’s board of governors with strong and enthusiastic advocates of the organization would allow the group to say that the board has not fully seated since 2012.