October 09, 2020

After Months Of Pressure From Manchin, Charleston Mail Machines Reinstated

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the reinstatement of three critical mail machines at the U.S. Postal Service Charleston Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). This comes after months of pressure from Senator Manchin to reinstate the machines.

“When I first visited the Charleston P&DC, I witnessed firsthand the critical mail machines that were out of service on orders from Postmaster General DeJoy. Since then I’ve pressed DeJoy to allow the Charleston P&DC to reinstate these machines, and after a judge ruled changes under DeJoy should be reversed, the machines are finally up and running again. This is a step in the right direction to ensuring West Virginians and Americans get their Social Security benefits, medications, and ballots on time and I applaud the Charleston P&DC staff for bringing these machines back online,” said Senator Manchin.

A timeline of Senator Manchin’s efforts to protect the Postal Service can be found here.