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Postmaster General Louis Dejoy to testify before House Oversight Committee

Posted at 10:26 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 00:45:01-04

Postmaster General Louis Dejoy will visit Capitol Hill on Aug. 24 to testify before the House Oversight Committee.

Dejoy will be questioned about new controversial cost-cutting measures at the post office and the impact on mail service across the nation.

In Montana, the issue came to the forefront last week when dozens of drop-off mail boxes were removed in a number of cities, including Billings, Bozeman, Livingston and Missoula.

After a public outcry, Postal Officials put the removals on hold.

In Washington House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has schedule a vote for this Saturday on a bill that would stop the cutbacks and prove $25 billion in funding for the postal service.

The rare Saturday vote will force House members to return to Washington early from their current recess. Cong. Greg Gianforte's office tells MTN, he will return when the House reconvenes.

Gianfrote said he hopes Speaker Pelosi will work with Republicans on a bipartisan solution to avoid delays in mail service.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was also questioned at his news conference on Monday regarding the mail box removals. He said while the removals have been stopped for now, he has yet to receive any assurance they will be put back.