Sarbanes Statement on the Appointment of New USPS Local Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2021
CONTACT: Natalie Young |
natalie.young@mail.house.gov |
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement following the U.S. Postal Service’s appointment of Lora McLucas as District Manager for Maryland and Eric Gilbert as Postmaster for Baltimore.

For months, Congressman Sarbanes has been intensely focused on addressing the backlog of mail delivery services in the Baltimore region and improving the U.S. Postal Service.

“The postal system in Maryland is in dire need of repair,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “As my office has received a surge of complaints from constituents, I have pushed for changes at the U.S. Postal Service that address the record backlog and incidents of lost mail. It is my hope this announcement of new leadership is the first of those changes.

“Maryland needs a district manager and local postmaster who will address this ongoing crisis immediately. I look forward to hearing their plans to make the changes necessary to serve the American people with timely deliveries. I will continue to advocate for my constituents and our hardworking mail carriers, and I will closely monitor delivery performance as this new leadership moves in.”

Congressman Sarbanes has pressed USPS leadership to fully address the ongoing issues of lengthy delays and lost mail. He has also criticized Postmaster General DeJoy during an Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in February and called for his removal.