The U.S. postmaster general, Louis dejoy, defended his administration of the U.S. Postal service system, saying the agency was “fully capable” of handling an unprecedented number of postal ballots expected for the November general election. At a hearing on the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Friday, dejoy said Congress was responsible for the agency’s severe financial situation because lawmakers had not made corresponding policy changes for the agency’s sustainable development. < / P > < p > “as the election approaches, I want to assure the Commission and the American public that the postal service is fully capable and committed to delivering ballot mail safely and on time,” dejoy said. “Between now and election day, fulfilling this sacred duty will be my top priority.” The postal service system is at the heart of a political conflict with President Donald Trump over the fairness of voting and the November election. At the same time, the system has been embroiled in a stalemate in Congress over a new stimulus package. < / P > < p > trump has repeatedly denigrated the practice of mailing ballots, claiming without evidence that it would result in fraud. Said that the recent decline in the speed of the postal system and cost reduction measures may be one of the actions to suppress postal voting.