Missouri Senator says USPS used ’emergency suspension’ to keep post offices closed indefinitely

McCaskill Demands Answers on Laurie, MO Postal Facility Closure USPS gave conflicting information to McCaskill’s office and Laurie residents after their postal facility was abruptly closed in January 11/16/17 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is demanding answers from the United States Postal Service (USPS) about the status of the Laurie, Missouri postal facility that […]

Senators Urge PMG to Implement Formal Training Requirements for Postal Managers after reports of delayed mail

Heitkamp, McCaskill Call for Immediate Action Following Inaccurate Postal Service Reporting of an Estimated Two Billion Pieces of Delayed Mail 9/18/2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) called on U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Megan Brennan to take immediate action to remedy a significant lack of training requirements […]

Senator McCaskill: We’ve Got to Get Postal Reform Across the Finish Line

Senator discusses need to strengthen postal service with Postmaster General 7/19/17 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill discussed the status of efforts to strengthen and reform the United States Postal Service (USPS) during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing today with the Postmaster General. McCaskill serves as the Committee’s top-ranking Democrat. “We’ve […]

Senators Carper, McCaskill Requests GSA IG Review of Trump’s Old Post Office Building Lease

Carper, McCaskill Ask GSA Inspector General to Review Potential Missteps at GSA to Address Potentially Breached Lease Agreement WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Ranking Member Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-Del.) sent a letter to General Services Administration (GSA) Inspector General Carol Ochoa requesting […]

Senator McCaskill Urges Protections for Rural Delivery as Congress Considers Postal Reform

Senator supports bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve and protect mail delivery, service Monday, November 21, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill joined a bipartisan group of more than 80 lawmakers from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to call for lasting solutions to improve and protect mail delivery and service in comprehensive […]

New Senator McCaskill bill would prevent “emergency suspensions” of post offices

Hundreds of Post Office Closures Would be Addressed with McCaskill Bill to Prevent Emergency Postal Suspensions Senator, a longtime champion of preserving rural post offices, introduces bipartisan legislation to bar U.S. Postal Service from permanently closing postal locations without community notice or appeal process Tuesday, October 11, 2016 WASHINGTON – Hundreds of post offices around […]

Senator asks ‘What on earth did you think would happen?’ as contractor hired for national security work abruptly goes out of business

5/13/16 McCaskill raised concerns about Jorge Scientific/Imperatis as early as 2012 following misconduct in Afghanistan—federal agencies ignored concerns & re-hired the firm, which this week defaulted on the contract WASHINGTON – “What on earth did you think would happen,” is the question U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is posing to two federal agencies after a contractor—re-hired […]

Senator McCaskill questions if USPS is undercharging competitors for “Last Mile” delivery

Thursday, April 21, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today questioned the U.S. Postal Service’s pricing for its “last mile” of delivery in rural areas, and why she believes it may be losing money by under-charging competitors such as UPS and Fedex to carry mail to those areas. “I have been on a harangue […]

USPS called out by Senator McCaskill for use of ‘emergency suspension’ to close Post Offices

Senator, a longtime champion of preserving rural postal offices, presses for answers on suspensions WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is calling out the U.S. Postal Service for its use of “emergency suspension” authority to close down Missouri post offices, potentially circumventing the standard process that requires input from communities that would feel the effects […]

Senator McCaskill questions USPS on increased costs after plant consolidations

3/8/16 Senator Claire McCaskill has sent a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan requesting documents related to the Phase II Network Rationalization Plan. The letter in part:  I write to request information on the costs incurred and savings realized from Phase II of the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Network Rationalization Plan. In response to […]