Casey and Wild Visited the Site to Raise Concerns About Mail Delays
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Susan Wild (D-PA-07) announced that the Inspector General of the United States Postal Service is conducting an audit of Lehigh Valley Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). Casey and Wild raised concerns about burdensome mail delays at the facility during a visit in October.
“Ever since Postmaster General DeJoy implemented dubious operational changes to the Postal Service last summer, people in the Lehigh Valley and across the Commonwealth have faced the consequences,” said Senator Casey. “The USPS Inspector General’s audit is an important step to stop mail delays which never should have happened. I am proud to advocate for Lehigh Valley residents with Rep. Wild and I will continue to press USPS for changes until Pennsylvanians once again receive their bills, prescriptions, packages and other mail without delay.”
“There is simply no excuse for folks in the Lehigh Valley continuing to suffer through long mail delays,” said Rep. Wild. “For families who get prescriptions in the mail or are waiting for their stimulus check, this audit cannot come quickly enough. I’m glad my advocacy alongside Senator Casey has helped lead to this review, and I will continue to push for answers soon as to why these delays have persisted for so long, and for a plan to get service up to normal speed as quickly as possible.”
In addition to the Lehigh Valley site, Senator Casey also visited Scranton’s USPS facility to hear concerns from workers there in advance of the 2020 election, when a record number of Pennsylvanians voted by mail. He has pushed Postmaster General DeJoy to return sorting machines that were removed from Pennsylvania USPS distribution centers, which workers say contributed to mail slowdowns.