Senate Committee Approves Jeffrey Rosen nomination to USPS Board, Carper Urges Action by Full Senate

4/25/16 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement after a business meeting in which the committee unanimously approved the nominations of Julie Becker, Steven Berk, and Elizabeth Wingo to be Associate Judges on the Superior Court of the […]

USPS needs legislation now, PMG tells Senate

PMG Megan J. Brennan told congressional leaders Jan. 21 that the Postal Service “[needs] legislation now.” Brennan said USPS has streamlined operations, restructured networks, improved productivity for six consecutive years, grown its package business and stabilized its mail business, but without legislative reform, the organization’s losses will continue. “Our financial challenges are serious, but they […]

Senate considers nomination of David Shapira for USPS Board of Governors

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held the hearing, “Nomination of Peter V. Neffenger to be Assistant Secretary (Transportation Security Administration), U.S. Department of Homeland Security and David S. Shapira to be a Governor, United States Postal Service Board of Governors” Below is the opening statement of Ranking […]

Senate Committee confirms four nominees to USPS Board of Governors

Senate Committee Confirms Four Nominees to USPS Board of Governors – Full Senate Hearing To Follow May 6, 2015 The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs held a business meeting  on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Four nominees for the United States Postal Service Board of Governors were approved at the business meeting. […]

Senate hearing scheduled for reappointment of USPS Board of Governors chairman

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on September 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. for confirmation of nominee Mickey D. Barnett to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors . Mickey D. Barnett, whose term expired December 8, 2013, is the current chairman of the USPS Board of Governors. note: […]

Board of Governors Nominee Vickie Kennedy warns more cutbacks could hurt USPS

Nearly five years after her husband, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, passed away, Vicki Kennedy appeared before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to testify about her nomination to the board of governors of the U.S. Postal Service. President Obama nominated Vicki Kennedy to the position in February, and her nomination comes at […]

Senate schedules hearing on nominations of Miller, Crawford, Bennett, Kennedy to USPS Board Of Governors

Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) will hold a public hearing to consider the nominations of Hon. James C. Miller III, Stephen Crawford, David M. Bennett, and Victoria Reggie Kennedy to be Governors of the U.S. Postal Service on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in room 342 of the […]

Holder: Postal Service Mail Used For ‘Shocking’ Amount Of Drug Dealing

Today Attorney General Eric Holder Testified Before U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies WASHINGTON (WNEW) – Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate committee on Thursday that there is a “shocking” number of people who are using the U.S. Postal Service to send illegal drugs around the country. Speaking at […]

Video: Senate Postal Reform Bill Markup February 6, 2014

Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee marked up legislation to reform the U.S. Postal Service and get it out of debt. Following a lengthy debate and vote against Senator Rand Paul’s amendment to allow guns inside post offices, senators voted in favor of Senator Mark Begich’s amendment that would allow firearms in […]