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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman John Sarbanes (3rd District of Maryland)

August 10, 2020

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By Jeff Barker | The Baltimore Sun

Frustrated lawmakers made surprise visits Monday to post offices in Dundalk and Essex, as the U.S. Postal Service said it was reviewing its staffing following complaints of severe mail delivery delays in the Baltimore area. “They need a lot more people,” U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of Baltimore County said after speaking to customers and managers at the two postal facilities. “It’s a mess. We are setting ourselves up for a perfect storm as more Americans turn to mail.” The Postal Service said in a statement that it would make any needed “adjustments.” Ruppersberger, a Democrat, said his office has received dozens of constituent complaints, particularly about service in Dundalk. Rep. John Sarbanes, a Baltimore County Democrat, recently joined other federal lawmakers in expressing concern that new cost-reduction policies will reduce delivery trips, potentially leaving mail on docks or workroom floors.

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