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Arizona Sen. Sinema Probes Post Master General DeJoy Over Fears Of Mail Delays

On Friday, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testified before a Senate panel that it’s his sacred duty to ensure election mail delivery. 

But he told senators, including Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, he cannot yet provide a specific plan to do so. Sinema quizzed DeJoy about concerns some Arizona constituents had about reports of mail delays.

"My constituents have also shared stories about prescriptions that took so long to arrive," she said. "They worry whether the medication is spoiled, others are concerned their small business will go under without reliable postal service or that rent checks and bill payments now take a week longer to reach their destination than just a few months ago. "

Sinema also asked DeJoy about possibly modifying or reducing capacity at any postal processing facilities before the election. DeJoy promised he would make no changes until after the election.

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Postmaster General DeJoy's surname.

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Kathy Ritchie has 20 years of experience reporting and writing stories for national and local media outlets — nearly a decade of it has been spent in public media.