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H.R. 2230: DEJOY Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 26, 2021 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Good thing the legislation wasn’t introduced on a Sunday.


In normal times, most people can’t even name the postmaster general, the individual tasked with running the U.S. Postal Service. But since his appointment to the position in June 2020, Louis DeJoy has caused controversy with his proposals to raise prices, cut funding, and reduce hours.

DeJoy delayed many of originally-proposed changes, supposed to go into effect in summer and fall 2020, until after November’s election. The delay came after outcry that the Republican-supporting DeJoy was instituting the changes to benefit the GOP electorally, since Democrats indicated a greater willingness to vote by mail.

(DeJoy wasn’t technically nominated …



1st Session

H. R. 2230


March 26, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Norton, Mr. Welch, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Cooper, and Mr. Mfume) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


To amend title 39, United States Code, to maintain certain service standards for first-class mail, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Delivering Envelopes Judiciously On-time Year-round Act or the DEJOY Act.


Service standards for first-class mail

Section 3691 of title 39, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:


Service standards for first-Class mail

Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the service standards for first-class mail shall be such standards as in effect on January 1, 2021.