The Bangor Daily News reports:
Sen. Susan Collins said Thursday that efforts by the U.S. Postal Service to cut costs could backfire amid reported mail delays in Maine and across the country and reiterated support to increase funding to the embattled agency.
The Maine senator, who is facing the most competitive re-election campaign of her career this year and has trailed House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, in recent public polls, spoke to reporters after a visit to a manufacturer in the Kennebec County village of North Monmouth.
Collins also sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Thursday, noting that the operational changes he had recently implemented were still not detailed to the public. In the letter, she requested that the agency “take steps to immediately remedy the factors that are causing delays in essential deliveries.”
The USPS continues to be a lifeline amid COVID-19, especially for seniors, veterans, & those in rural areas who rely on mail delivery for essential goods. I sent a letter calling for the USPS to promptly address the delays in mail delivery.https://t.co/ltoeWRBttM pic.twitter.com/k6Y6cEHAvH
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) August 14, 2020