A Senate hearing featuring testimony from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has now ended.
DeJoy took questions from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on the US Postal Service's operations and concerns about mail-in voting.
"As we head into the election season, I want to assure this committee and the American public that the Postal Service is fully capable and committed to delivering the nation’s election mail securely and on time," DeJoy said. "This sacred duty is my number one priority between now and election day."
DeJoy announced earlier this week that the USPS is suspending changes he had put in place that have raised concerns about the upcoming election.
Democrats have claimed that DeJoy, who has been an ally of President Trump and Republican donor, is intentionally undermining Postal Service operations to sabotage mail-in voting in the November election — a charge DeJoy denies.
DeJoy acknowledged to United States Postal Service employees last week that recent procedural changes have had "unintended consequences," but he also described them as necessary.
"When I found out about it, we socialized with the leadership team and looked at what the excitement it was creating so I decided to stop it and we’ll pick it up after the election. But this a normal process that has been around for 50 years," DeJoy said at today's hearing.