Senator Heitkamp Urges Study of Rural Postal Service and High-Speed Internet Access

Cuts to the U.S. Postal Service Have Disproportionately Hurt North Dakota’s Rural Communities, Where Reliable Mail and Internet Are Critical August 20, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that she is pressing for a study of the interaction between the lack of adequate high-speed wireless Internet access in rural areas and […]

Senators McCaskill, Tester back colleagues with Rural Postal Act of 2015

Postal Service in Small Towns, Rural Communities Would be Improved Under New McCaskill Bill Senator, colleagues tackle postal issues that disproportionately impact rural communities Friday, July 10, 2015 WASHINGTON – Postal service in small towns and rural communities would be maintained and improved under a new bill introduced by U.S. Senator McCaskill. McCaskill is backing […]

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill to place moratorium on USPS closures, ensure permanent 6-day delivery

Senator Peters Introduces Bill Supporting Rural Mail Delivery Service Legislation Issues Two-Year Moratorium on Mail Processing Facility Closures, Ensures Permanent Six-Day Delivery, improve postal employees morale Tuesday, July 14, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today joined his colleagues in introducing legislation to improve rural mail service and delivery and provide protections for […]

Senators new bill would mandate lifetime identity theft coverage for millions affected by OPM Data Breaches

July 9, 2015 – Yesterday OPM announced: In the coming months, the Administration will work with Federal employee representatives and other stakeholders to develop a proposal for the types of credit and identity theft monitoring services that should be provided to all Federal employees in the future – regardless of whether they have been affected […]

Senator Heitkamp Introduces Bill to Improve Postal Employees Morale, Rural Mail Delivery

Senator’s Legislation is the First Bill to Specifically Address Growing Postal Challenges in Rural ND Communities Bill Builds on Heitkamp’s Fix My Mail Initiative that has Gathered 200 Stories from North Dakotans about Poor Mail Delivery WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today introduced legislation to improve rural mail service and delivery, increase protections […]

OPM confirms over 22 million people impacted by 2 separate cyber-security incidents

  July 9, 2015 – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today that 21.5 million people have had their sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, stolen from the second data breach of background investigation databases. This number does not include the 4.2 million people affected from the previously announced data breach. Overview of […]

TISA: Another Secret Trade Deal Threatens Public Postal Service, Workers

June 23, 2015  The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority. The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become […]

Senator Tester hosts roundtable on postal delivery in rural America

(U.S. Senate) – Senator Jon Tester today hosted a Senate roundtable to meet with stakeholders about the Postal Service’s impact in rural America. During the roundtable, Tester criticized recent moves by the Postal Service that degraded delivery standards in Montana and called for Congress to move forward on common-sense reforms that will ensure quality, reliable […]

Senator Carper Reacts to PRC Financial Analysis of U.S. Postal Service

April 2, 2015 – WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the Postal Regulatory Commission’s second financial analysis report of the U.S. Postal Service’s financial results and 10-K statement: “This report from the Postal Regulatory Commission confirms much […]

Postal Workers and USPS to Open Contract Negotiations Thurs. Feb. 19

In a First, Union to Put Issues Such as Postal Banking, Expanded Hours and Additional Customer Services on the Bargaining Table, Along with Wages and Benefits Actor-Activist Danny Glover and APWU Pres. Mark Dimondstein to speak at Kickoff News Conference Postal Workers and USPS to Open Negotiations Thurs. Feb. 19 at Pivotal Time for the […]