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Schumer announces investigation into Postal Service policy changes

Source: CNN

Speaking Sunday to reporters in New York City, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced a three-member subcommittee of the US Postal Service's Board of Governors tasked with investigating the USPS' policy changes ahead of the November election.

The subcommittee, which consists of two Democrat appointees to the board and one Republican, is expected to issue a public report within two weeks outlining how the USPS will ensure the timeliness of election mail and other critical services, Schumer said.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy affirmed to lawmakers last week that he would suspend policy changes at the USPS until after the November election.

"Frankly, no one really believes him," Schumer said Sunday.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/23/politics/schumer-postal-service-investigation/index.html

the two-week window for the report was to "give us enough time to put the correct actions in place so that the elections will be held fairly."
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Sun Aug 23, 2020, 03:01 PM (26 replies)

Now is the time to switch to online bill pay (if you haven't already done so)

Calling on everyone I know to switch to paperless (online) systems. Save trees, reduce strain on the USPS!

-Checking and savings account statements
-Insurance (auto, home, renters, health etc.)
-Bill pay (utilities, credit cards, auto payments, insurance etc.)
-ID cards (memberships, insurance)
-Email your state, local and federal reps and ask them to stop sending you junk mail and send email or texts instead
-If you get paychecks, SSI, food and other government assistance in the mail, see if you can switch to auto deposits

Other ideas?
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Wed Aug 19, 2020, 03:52 PM (17 replies)

She threw "it is what it is" back in Rump's fugly face!!

describing his total inability to feel empathy and be what this country needs, no matter how hard he tries. "it is what it is".

I'm really glad she mentioned Joe's stutter too. He's got an actual disability, unlike agent orange, who's just an idiot.
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Mon Aug 17, 2020, 10:01 PM (6 replies)

❤❤❤❤❤ Michelle ❤❤❤❤❤

Looking fantastic and sounding passionate.
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Mon Aug 17, 2020, 09:46 PM (9 replies)

Congratulations to Joe Biden's VP pick!!!

Lawrence stated tonight that Biden's vetting team has disbanded. we'll probably know who she is by this time tomorrow. Whoever she is, I'm beyond thrilled!

People say the VP pick is not consequential. In normal general election years I would tend to agree, with certain notable exceptions. (Look at the boost of excitement Palin brought to the McCain ticket before the world found out live on TV that she's dumb as a bag of rocks.)

What I do hope is that part of the reason the VP pick is taking so long is that Team Biden is considering rolling out members of his cabinet at the same time he announces the VP pick (or shortly thereafter). And that many of those cabinet choices are the same women from the VP short-list. (Instead of Romney's tone-deaf "binders full of women", we could have...dare I hope...a CABINET Full of women! Women with experience! Women of color! Women who know how to work together! Women who represent half of this country and should represent at least half of our elected and administrative officials!!! Ahhhhhhh!!! (Howard Dean scream)!!!
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Mon Aug 10, 2020, 09:48 PM (19 replies)
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