President Joe Biden nominated three people last week to fill vacancies on the United States Postal Service Board of Governors.
The nominations came the same day Louis DeJoy apologized to a congressional panel about poor mail service but insisted the problems existed before he took over the USPS.
Congressional Democrats have written letters and publicly called on the president to fill board vacancies in a move that could ultimately result in DeJoy being out of a job.
The board vacancies were a major topic of debate during a Wednesday hearing of the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
Ron Bloom, the board chairman, told lawmakers that the board has lacked full attendance for at least six or seven years. The 11-member board has nine members in staggered terms chosen by the president. The board selects the postmaster general, and then the board and the postmaster general appoint the deputy postmaster general (a position also currently vacant).
As the board is currently ma...
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