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Rep. John Larson speaks out against Trump Administration’s USPS shakeup

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Congressman John Larson spoke out against cuts to the postal service that Democrats fear could jeopardize the November election – with so many voting by mail amid the pandemic.

Rep. John Larson hosted a press conference on Tuesday to discuss steps he and the House of Representatives are taking to save the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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This, after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy cut overtime and changed work rules. 

Speaker Pelosi has called the House back for a rare session. They are planning to hear testimony from the Postmaster General and take up legislation to block changes and cuts to the post office that could impact the November election. 

But the president denies those claims. 

“It’s an affront to the men and women who serve in our military,” said Rep. Larson said in Tuesday’s press conference in East Hartford, adding the cuts to USPS are “endangering the lives of so many seniors who are dependent upon prescription drugs for their daily weekly or monthly relief.”

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Postal workers have spoken out about these so called cost cutting efforts saying it’s leading to mail delays that could make it nearly impossible for the post office to receive and deliver mail-in ballots in time for the November election.  

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