Sen. King: Delays, Overtime Limits At Postal Service Harmful
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Senator Angus King is warning that changes at the U.S. Postal Service, including a ban on overtime, are harmful to Maine residents and may hamper the agency's ability to deliver absentee ballots. In a letter sent Thursday to the ranking Democrat on the Senate's Committee on Homeland Security and Government, King calls the postal service "no-less-than-vital.''
His warning echos calls from other representatives who want the postmaster general to reverse a ban on overtime for postal service employees.
King says postal workers feel personally responsible for their role in delivering ballots during the upcoming presidential election but are unsupported.