The Senate finally confirmed President Biden’s last two nominees to the Postal Service Board, which means that the President has a majority that can fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
The Senate, in a voice vote Thursday, confirmed President Joe Biden’s two latest members to the USPS Board of Governors.
Dan Tangherlini, the former head of the General Services Administration, will serve a term that lasts through December 2027. Derek Kan, a former deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, will serve on a term through December 2028.
Once Tangherlini and Kan are sworn in, a majority of the USPS Board of Governors will be Biden nominees.
The two nominees that the Senate replaces two Trump nominees, which means that there is a majority on the board that can fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
Senate Republicans Are Slowing Down The Confirmation Of Biden Nominees
The last two Postal Service Board nominees were confirmed 100-0, but the Senate Republican bottleneck slows down confirmations even for nominees where there are no objections.
Once the latest Biden appointees are sworn in, Louis DeJoy’s time as Postmaster General may be coming to an end.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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