U.S. Rep. Angie Craig introduces bill aimed at increasing postal service transparency

In an effort to increase reporting on mail service problems in her district, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig has introduced legislation to increase transparency of the U.S. Postal Service.

The bill requires the postal service ot notify customers of undelivered and partially delivered routes by zip codes, according to a news release sent out by Craig, with the goal being to keep customers informed of when they can expect deliveries or delays.

Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn. (Courtesy of the candidate)

As Minnesotans continue to experience slow delivery, additional public reporting would help increase transparency and accountability for sub-par service from USPS. More information on the bill can be found at craig.house.gov/

Last winter Craig asked for comment from constituents on the issue and received more than 3,000 complaints involving lack of communication, lost items and delays.

“For months, my constituents have been left wondering when their mail – their prescription medications, notes from loved ones, small business checks – will be delivered. This bill will help Minnesotans get timely and accurate information when it comes to their mail delivery, and will help hold USPS accountable for poor delivery service. I’ll keep working to improve postal service here in the South Metro,” Craig said in a statement.

Craig also has called on U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to consider opening a Post Office to serve Lakeville and Farmington.

Last December Craig and U.S. Sen. amy Klobuchar noted problems with mail delivery in the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities.

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