New House Resolution Takes Aim at Delayed Mail

01/28/2015 – Just weeks into the 114th Congress, a new bipartisan coalition of eight U.S. representatives is taking a stand for prompt, reliable mail service. On Jan. 27, Rep. Dave McKinley (R-WV) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced House Resolution 54, which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the Postal Service should […]

NALC: Door delivery resolution reintroduced in House

1.9.2015 Ensuring door mail delivery continues Reps. Susan Davis (D-CA), David Joyce (R-OH) and Peter King (R-NY) are reintroducing their door-delivery resolution for the 114th Congress, calling on the House and Senate to “take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.” The resolution will be identical to […]

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 […]

PRC Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report To Congress

Press Release January 5,2015 PRC Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report Washington, DC- Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued its 2014 Annual Report to the President and Congress. It describes Commission activities of the last fiscal year and the extent to which regulations are achieving the objectives set forth by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement […]

APWU: Dimondstein Statement on USPS Lowering Mail Delivery Service Standards This Week

01/05/2015 – Where is it? Why hasn’t it arrived?  Beginning this week, these questions will be asked by millions of Americans who will wonder why their prescription drugs, their church bulletin, their paycheck, and other important correspondence haven’t been delivered. The lowering of service standards by the United States Postal Service, effective today, will cause […]

U.S. Postal Service eyes e-commerce to offset declining mail

12.24.14 (Reuters) – Facing a slump in the mail it had been delivering since the days of America’s Revolutionary War, in 2012 the U.S. Postal Service began aggressively targeting e-commerce and lapsed customers as the way to salvage its declining business. “Really it started almost at the level of cold-calling, talking to people who really […]

Senator Carper says Postal Reform should be a Top Priority for 114th Congress

12.22.14 WASHINGTON- As the 113th Congress ends, Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, renewed his call for Congressional action on comprehensive postal reform and called on the incoming 114th Congress to make the issue a top priority: “More than 200 years after its founding, the Postal Service remains […]

APWU: Congress Fails to Act – Again

12/17/2014 – Before Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, senators and representatives approved a government spending bill that also weakens restrictions on the big banks that crashed the economy in 2008, allows mega-donors to make substantially bigger contributions to political candidates, and reduces pensions for some current retirees. But Congress fled the capital without addressing urgent […]

Omnibus spending bill retains 6-day delivery, but no provision to halt USPS plant closures

Congress was able to come to an agreement on the $1.01 trillion 2015 omnibus spending bill. U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today: “The Appropriations Committees on both sides of the dome, the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee working as a conference committee, have completed […]

Senator Tester to Postal Service: Stop digging your own grave

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) spoke on the Senate floor today in support of preserving the Postal Service and of a moratorium on postal facility closures. December 4, 2014 – (U.S. Senate) – With the Postal Service and some members of Congress giving the green light to […]