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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

U.S. Rep. Lawrence Statement on the Appointment of Louis DeJoy as Postmaster General

May 8, 2020
Press Release

Detroit, MI- Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence issued the following statement after President Donald Trump appointed Republican donor Louis DeJoy to be the next United States Postmaster General:

“Since taking office, President Trump has made his grievances with the United States Postal Service (USPS) very clear; from establishing a “task force” on USPS to pushing for privatization to continually attacking the agency over Twitter and during press conferences. Now, President Trump has found yet another tactic to escalate his petty grievances with the Postal Service—appointing a major Republican donor to oversee more than 600,000 employees without knowledge of the agency he is set to lead,” said Rep. Lawrence.

“For the last few months, Democrats in Congress have pushed for emergency funding to help offset USPS’ expected revenue losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. After threatening to veto a stimulus package if it included emergency appropriations for USPS, President Trump instructed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to impose conditions on the $10 billion loan Congress authorized, demonstrating his continued effort to attack a nonpartisan agency that has operated for more than two centuries,” Rep. Lawrence stated.