Lawmakers ask Trump's postmaster to return sorting machines

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September 01, 2020 - 9:13 pm
 An United States Postal Office employee puts a bundle of mail onto a machine at the Processing and Distribution Center on December 16, 2013 in San Francisco, California

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and 10 of Pennsylvania’s members of Congress are asking President Donald Trump’s postmaster general to immediately return sorting machines that were removed, while union officials say the machines’ removal has contributed to a slowdown in mail delivery. Tuesday's letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was signed by Casey, a Democrat and, all nine Pennsylvania Democrats in the U.S. House and one of nine Pennsylvania Republicans. They say they've heard from people across Pennsylvania who are concerned about delayed mail delivery. They say at least 30 letter-sorting machines have been removed from Pennsylvania mail facilities. The Postal Service says it won't return the machines and that they weren't needed.

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