Senator Tester urges PMG to abandon USPS consolidation plan

Senator Tester Continues His Fight To Strengthen Montana’s Rural Post Offices 4/7/16 (U.S. Senate) – Senator Jon Tester is urging the Postmaster General to abandon the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) consolidation plan that would shutter mail processing facilities across the nation and likely cost the Postal Service millions of dollars. The USPS’s Mail Processing Network […]

Video: USPS disagrees with GAO Report that delivery performance data is incomplete

Senator Jon Tester: “Montanans tell me that there are serious delays in mail delivery….” October 14, 2015 If you’ve ever thought that postal delivery service in Montana was slow, you’re not alone. Last week Montana State Senator Jon Tester said that he consistently hears complaints from residents throughout the state that they experience serious delays […]

Senator Tester responds to GAO report on USPS delivery performance

(Fort Belknap Agency, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester today responded to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that found the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is reporting incomplete data about its mail delivery times. Tester, a senior member of the Senate committee that oversees the Postal Service, requested the report to examine whether the USPS […]

Senator Carper on GAO Report: My Postal Reform Bill would require improvements to mail delivery performance nationwide

Senators Respond to GAO Report on U.S. Postal Service Delivery Performance Measurement WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), members of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, responded to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that found the on-time mail delivery performance results […]

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 […]

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 […]

Senator McCaskill Seeks GAO Review of USPS Ability to Meet Delivery Standards

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Senator to top federal watchdog: ‘fixing these programs starts with a firm understanding of the facts’ WASHINGTON – In an effort to better understand the ability of the Postal Service to meet stated delivery times, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is requesting that the federal government’s top watchdog review the Postal Service’s […]

Senators Tester, Heitkamp request Postal study and improved mail delivery standards

May 27, 2015 (U.S. Senate) – As the U.S. Postal Service continues to face a budgetary shortfall, Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) want better postal data so policymakers can make informed decisions on how to improve service in rural America. Tester and Heitkamp wrote Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Chairman Robert Taub to […]

Sens. Carper, McCaskill, Tester, Heitkamp hold roundtable on USPS challenges in rural America

Sens. Carper, McCaskill, Tester, Heitkamp hold roundtable on Postal Service challenges in rural communities across the country WASHINGTON – Today, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Committee Members Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) hosted a roundtable to examine, analyze, and discuss the various challenges […]