Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Calls for Investigation of Mail Theft and Other Mail Service Issues at Post Offices in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District
Houston, June 8, 2021
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) is calling on the Postmaster Inspector General to investigate persistent cases of mail theft and other mail service issues at postal offices in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. This comes after an April audit of the North Houston Processing and Distribution Center revealed that the center had the highest overall delayed mail volume in the country. Specifically, Congresswoman Fletcher requested an investigation into issues occurring at USPS Post Office Ashford West (12655 Whittington Dr, Houston, Texas 77077), USPS Post Office Westbury (11805 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, Texas 77035), and the USPS Post Office Julius Melcher Station (2802 Timmons Lane, Houston, Texas 77027).
“Since May 2019, constituents have contacted my office with reports of stolen and lost mail, mailboxes that have been broken into or need repairs to be functional, and washed checks,” wrote Congresswoman Fletcher. “Many of my constituents rely on the USPS for life-saving medications, stimulus checks, tax refunds, and correspondence with loved ones in this challenging and isolating time… Houstonians cannot wait for meaningful changes at the North Houston P&DC nor should they have to continue without remedy as mail is stolen and accessible services are removed.”
In her letter, Congresswoman Fletcher called for the Inspector General to do the following:
You can read the full letter here.