DeJoy doesn’t serve at the pleasure of the president, but rather at the pleasure of the Postal Service’s board of governors. In other words, President Biden can’t fire him directly. But he can control the board, the members of which serve staggered seven-year terms.
This is probably another case of Biden needing to get around to a task that’s almost certainly inevitable. Of the nine seats on the board, three are vacant and two held by Democrats (including one Democrat in a seat that has already expired). The term of another member, Republican John M. Barger, a Southern California investment executive, expires Dec. 8. It would therefore be routine for Biden to nominate a majority of the board in short order and send his choices to the Senate. Biden hasn’t yet put forth any new names.
Members of Congress on Friday called for President Joe Biden to replace every member of the US Postal Service's board of governors, saying they had enabled the Postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, in his "harmful" policy decisions.
"There should not be any toleration for their silence or complicity in overseeing these harmful policy changes that have also eroded the public trust in this agency," Senator Tammy Duckworth said in a letter sent to the president.
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. said on Twitter, "Americans don't want to hear excuses. We can start fixing the Post Office by firing the leadership."
He added: "Louis DeJoy was appointed by Trump to slow your mail and destroy your Post Office. He's corrupt and needs to go."
President Joe Biden’s top White House staffers previously consulted for ride-hailing company Lyft, an Israeli facial recognition firm, and billionaires’ philanthropic foundations, according to new financial disclosure forms obtained by The Daily Poster.
While Biden’s cabinet officials have already detailed their extensive corporate consulting work and paid speaking gigs, the Biden administration is just now starting to release the financial disclosure forms filed by senior White House staff, launching a new webpage on Friday where people can request the filings. The new disclosures provide more detail about links between top administration officials and corporations lobbying the Biden administration.
White House deputy chief of staff Jen O'Malley Dillon, a deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama in 2012, listed more than a dozen clients she worked for at the communications consulting firm Precision Strategies, including Lyft and General Electric.