Rep. Alma Adams Statement on President Biden's Decision to Fill the Vacancies on the USPS Board of Governors
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released the following statement on the President Biden's nomination of Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, and Ron Stroman to the United States Postal Service Board of Governors:
“President Biden promised to rebuild our most important government institutions, and is delivering. I am overjoyed he answered our call to fill the vacancies on the United States Postal Service Board of Governors,” said Adams. “A truly nonpartisan Board of Governors will be able to partner with Congressional leaders on necessary reforms to maintain the long-term health of USPS, and identify immediate issues to be resolved by decisive action. President Biden's nominees to the Board of Governors are passionate, qualified advocates who will build USPS back better, and I encourage the United States Senate to act swiftly to confirm them.”
Last week, 79 House Democrats joined Adams' letter calling on President Biden fill the existing vacancies on the United States Postal Service’s Board of Governors as quickly as possible. A copy of the letter is available here.
The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service functions as its board of directors, and comprises 11 individuals, including nine Governors, nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate. The Board of Governors has the power to appoint and dismiss the Postmaster General and the Deputy Postmaster General, who serve as members of the Board following their hiring.
Congresswoman Alma Adams represents North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District (Charlotte) and serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture. Additionally, she serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Education & Labor Committee, where she serves as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. She is a leader on Postal Service issues in the House of Representatives, and authored an article on US Postal Service Reform for the Harvard Law School Journal on Legislation.