Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill Passes Through Committee

WASHINGTON – Today, with a bipartisan voice vote, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, as amended. Upon approval, the bill’s original cosponsors, including Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Dennis Ross (R-FL), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Stephen F. […]

Video: USPS ‘doing well,’ loss of $2 billion a congressional ‘hoax’ – Union boss

5/11/6 The US Postal Service has been hamstrung by Congress and the agency is not getting a single dime of taxpayer money despite losing $2 billion last year. But it’s not all bad news: The agency’s revenue went up five percent last quarter. Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union joins ‘News With […]

Carper: USPS financial report shows need to pass postal reform ASAP, postal roundtable scheduled May 12th

Friday, May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following reaction to the announcement that the U.S. Postal Service reported a net loss of $1.5 billion in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015: “Today’s financial report shows that despite a […]

Senator McCaskill: If USPS is privatized Rural America will pay a very heavy price

McCaskill: Postal Service ‘ essential to rural America’ Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill used a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee meeting to discuss the urgent need for reforms to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to help protect delivery service for Missourians in rural communities. “Speaking on behalf of hundreds of thousands of […]

6-day resolution re-introduced as Congress convenes

The 114th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, and in the House of Representatives, Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) wasted no time in renewing their commitment to preserving six-day mail delivery by quickly introducing H.Res. 12. One of the first pieces of legislation introduced in this session of Congress, H.Res. 12 is […]

Senate confirmed nominations of Hammond, Langley to PRC by voice votes

On December 9, 2014 the Senate confirmed nominations of Tony Hammond and Nanci E. Langley as Postal Regulatory Commissioners by voice votes: Executive Calendar #800 Tony Hammond – to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission for a term expiring October 14, 2018; and Executive Calendar #801 Nanci E. Langley – to be a […]

GAO report to Issa on USPS’s plans to manage size and cost of workforce

(November 13, 2014) The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued the following report: “U.S. POSTAL SERVICE –Status of Workforce Reductions and Related Planning Efforts.” Report to the Chairman Darrell Issa, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives note: Some of the excerpts from report are out of sequence GAO was asked to […]

Michigan State Senator urges Congress to stop closure of Lansing mail processing center

(November 13, 2014) LANSING—A resolution sponsored by Sen. Rick Jones formally requests Congress to prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from closing or consolidating the mail processing and distribution center on Collins Road in Lansing. “It is long overdue that Congress and President Obama come together and finally fix the postal service,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. […]

Senate Committee approved Mickey Barnett nomination to USPS Board Of Governors

(November 12, 2014) WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved nomination to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors. The nominee were ordered reported favorably en bloc by vote. Mickey Barnett is the nominee to be a Governor of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors. Mr. Barnett was […]

NALC President Rolando: After the midterms, letter carriers’ resolve remains strong

It’s the day after the midterm election, and before I address what the results mean for letter carriers, I want to take the opportunity to publicly thank the active and retired members who took action before and on Nov. 4. Whether it was knocking on doors or making phone calls in the weeks leading up […]