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Delivering Deception

Cornyn Pledges to Help Texas Recover, Rebuild

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor for the first time following severe winter weather and associated power and water outages in Texas last week.
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Carlos Barrios, a postal workers’ union leader in San Antonio, said Thursday that local Postal Service operations are experiencing major delays in mail delivery and that the agency sought to hide evidence of the problems from U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, when he visited a facility Wednesday.

Castro toured the main San Antonio post office in response to concerns that President Donald Trump’s administration has implemented organizational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that have slowed deliveries. But Barrios said postal workers were directed to give Castro “a deceitful perception of how we’re doing things.”

He said workers were told to remove large piles of delayed mail before Castro arrived. He estimated that the pile contained anywhere from 30,000 to 54,000 pieces, some of which were dated as long ago as March. Read the full story by the Tribune’s Reese Oxner and Abby Livingston. SOURCE: The Texas Tribune

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