Congressman Darrell Issa announced today that he will not seek re-election to the House. After spending much of his term as chair (2010 – 2015) of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holding hearings and promoting legislation that would have ended Saturday delivery, required millions of households to convert to cluster box delivery, created a commission to close thousands of postal offices, cut benefits to postal workers, removed the no-layoff clause from union contracts, eliminated hundreds of thousands of jobs, reduced the oversight authority of the Postal Regulatory Commission, and otherwise dismantled the Postal Service, Issa will not be missed by most postal workers and communities concerned about postal services. Here are some of our previous posts about Issa and his misinformation campaign to destroy the Postal Service in the name of saving it.
- Congress tries again: The Postal Service Reform Act of 2016
- The masquerade continues: Playing politics with the Postal Service’s unfunded liabilities
- Nader gives Issa a piece of his mind
- Bailout BS: Darrell Issa’s Misinformation Campaign about the Postal Retirement Funds
- One arrested as postal hunger strikers occupy Issa’s congressional office
- Time for Action: Protest to be held at Issa’s office