Texas Lawmakers Question Inspector General Over USPS Mail Delays

Texas Lawmakers Question Inspector General Over USPS Mail Delays

Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
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February 4, 2024

Texas Representatives Al Green (D) and Sylvia Garcia (D) met with the Inspector General for the USPS to discuss mail delivery delays in Houston.

The Inspector General was unable to offer solutions to the issue, but she did explain that the service had experienced staffing issues.

“After weeks of working with Representative Al Green to demand action, the Office of the Inspector General has responded and has been in Houston investigating this matter and will provide a full report of their findings with recommendations,” said Congresswoman Garcia.

The Texas lawmaker continued, “Our constituents have made their voices heard loud and clear: USPS has failed them. This is unacceptable and we will continue to work on this matter until reliable mail delivery is once again the norm. We will always be committed to ensure that our essential services are delivered in an efficient, timely and seamless operation to our constituents.”

Rep. Green pointed to the need for a level of transparency from the USPS while emphasizing his plans to continue fighting to fix the issue.

“While efforts are being made to deal with the unreasonable mail delay problems, we’ll await the USPS’ comprehensive report on the North and South Houston facilities. This should provide some transparency as well as recommendations to facilitate improved delivery service. Congresswoman Garcia and I still intend to tour the plants before the March elections. We also believe that an on-site customer service agent should be stationed at the Missouri City plant to provide customer assistance with mail delay issues,” stated Congressman Al Green.

Texas lawmakers have been coming together a lot in the past month. Recently, Texas lawmakers came together in a bipartisan effort for Congress to grant full aquatic ecosystem restoration of Martinez Creek in San Antonio, located on the city’s Westside.

“Martinez Creek and the adjacent historically underserved neighborhoods and disadvantaged residents deserve to have the full array of ecosystem restoration measures implemented similar to restoration efforts on the San Pedro, Apache and Alazán creeks. The Westside Creeks Ecosystem Restoration Project is a high priority for our community, and as such the Bexar County Commissioners Court has committed to being the local funding partner for the local match requirement…This project will provide a range of environmental, recreational, social and health benefits that our constituents have been sorely lacking, and we request your full consideration,” said the lawmakers in their letter to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith is a writer and recent graduate, majoring in English.

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