Congressman Brian Higgins sent a letter today to the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors Chairman, Thurgood Marshall, Jr. asking the Board to take immediate action to replace Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.

Higgins writes, in part: “Under the Postmaster General’s leadership, the USPS displayed a complete lack of transparency and accountability throughout the process, which casts serious doubt that the current leadership is up to the task of leading the Postal Service through these challenging times.”

In his letter, Higgins cites a lack of confidence in USPS executives based on the process the Western New York community experienced over the past year as several local facilities, including the William Street Mail Processing Facility, were designated for closure. Higgins argues that the lack of public engagement, refusal to cooperate with requests for information or meetings, and lack of integrity show disrespect for the public and should not be tolerated moving forward.

Congressman Higgins also took to the House Floor to express his disapproval with Postmaster General Donahoe.