The State Department has sorted out the passport backlog and things should be getting back to normal for applicants. My roommate went to Philadelphia a few days ago to get her passport and was able to get it the same day.
According to CNN, “The department said steps taken to deal with the crisis — the hiring of hundreds of new adjudicators, temporary transfers of employees to passport centers and the opening of a new facility to handle the deluge — had brought the waiting period for a standard application back to six to eight weeks and three weeks for expedited service.”
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Three weeks does not sound like expedited service to me. Is that really what it was before?
Anyway, good to hear things are getting back to normal.