Rep. Burchett criticizes Postal Service over recent Knoxville meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C., (December 1, 2023) – Congressman Tim Burchett (TN-02) sent a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy criticizing the United States Postal Service over their recent meeting regarding relocating distribution operations from Knoxville, Tenn. to Louisville, Ky.  

“This is going to have an impact on my constituents and the way the meeting was handled is unacceptable,” said Rep. Burchett. “There was hope that the employees whose families would be impacted would get additional information at a public meeting held by the Postal Service yesterday in my district, but the meeting was a complete waste of time. If the goal was to check a box and move on, then the Postal Service was successful. But if the goal was to make postal employees and customers feel heard, then they failed miserably."  

A member of Rep. Burchett’s staff attended the meeting held on November 30, 2023, in Knoxville while Rep. Burchett was in Washington. The meeting was advertised as an opportunity for the U.S. Postal Service to share the results of its review of this possibility, as well as an opportunity to receive public feedback that would be considered prior to a final decision. However, the USPS staff conducting the meeting refused to take any questions from members of the community or acknowledge those who tried to ask about how this potential change would impact them. 

In the letter, Rep. Burchett (TN-02) requested a meeting with USPS Postmaster General DeJoy in his Washington, D.C. office to discuss the matter.  

Read the full letter by clicking here.

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