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who owns the US post office

who owns the US post office
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  1. The United States Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution.

    The USPS traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general. The Post Office Department was created in 1792 with the passage of the Postal Service Act. It was elevated to a cabinet-level department in 1872, and was transformed by the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 into the United States Postal Service as an independent agency.
    Megan Brennan – In December 2010, she was named chief operating officer and executive vice president of the USPS. In 2012, she began shutting down mail-handling facilities because of budget cuts brought on by less mail and congressionally-mandated pension-funding rules.

    On November 14, 2014, the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors voted to appoint Brennan postmaster general to succeed Patrick R. Donahoe, who was set to retire in February 2015.

    In May 2018, the Washington Post reported that President Trump personally pushed her to double the rates on Amazon and other firms.

    On October 16, 2019, Brennan announced in a statement that she would be retiring fulfilling her five-year commitment as Postmaster General. However, on January 6, her retirement was delayed until a successor could be found.

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