PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Postal Service’s performance and security came under scrutiny during a Congressional Committee Field Hearing in Philadelphia on Wednesday.Several members of the Pennsylvania Delegation participated and raised their concerns, asking questions about the mail service’s reliability.
The Members of Congress reported an explosion in constituent complaints regarding on-time delivery, mail theft, crimes against postal workers and concern for the upcoming election cycle."If the postal service is in anyway shape or form broken that has a ripple effect on so many different aspects of everyone’s life," said U.S.
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA District 1)."Over the past two years, my district has had a dramatic increase in the amount of lost or stolen mail packages, undelivered packages, post office closures and poor performance by the local post office," said U.S.
Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA District 3).MORE LOCAL HEADLINESLawmakers said the on-time delivery rate in Philadelphia was just over 60 percent for a quarter of 2021.Mail theft has also been a rampant problem affecting mail-in prescription delivery and personal checks and documents being stolen and altered.