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 Carper Statement on U.S. Postal Service Q3 Financial Losses

Aug 09 2016 Senator Carper Statement on U.S. Postal Service Financial Losses WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to the announcement that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reported a net loss of $1.6 billion in the third […]

Senator Carper Commends House Committee for Advancing Bipartisan Bill to Reform U.S. Postal Service

Ranking Member Calls on Colleagues in Both Chambers to Work Together to Restore Americans’ Trust in the Postal Service WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement today applauding the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for advancing bipartisan legislation […]

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 […]

Senate Committee held hearing today on nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to USPS Board of Governors

Senate Committee moves quickly on nomination of Jeffrey A. Rosen to USPS Board of Governors. Rosen was nominated March 17, 2016.  See USPS Board of Governors nominee is former Mitt Romney adviser, pushed for privatizing Amtrak Here is the press release from Senator Tom Carper: WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security […]

Senator Carper Reiterates Need for Congress to Pass Postal Reform

Senator Carper Reiterates Need for Congress to Pass Postal Reform Legislation and Preserve Dependable Service for All Americans 4/11/16 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, reiterated the need for Congress to act and pass much needed postal reform legislation, particularly in […]

Senator Carper says USPS finances will get worse in coming months

2/9/16 WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement of $307 million in net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016: “As expected, last quarter’s numbers reflect continued growth in package delivery […]

Senator Carper on USPS Board of Governors: “Congress Must Act Now to Restore Appropriate Oversight of U.S Postal Service.”

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 WASHINGTON – Today, due to Congressional inaction, the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Board of Governors has lost another two of its nine Senate-confirmed members, leaving only one appointed official to do the work of managing USPS activity alongside the Postmaster General and her management team. There are currently five nominees pending […]

Senator Thomas Carper: “Reforming the Postal Service”

The Problem: The United States Postal Service is an important part of our everyday lives and a critical engine for the American economy. However, the organization faces financial challenges that threaten its long-term viability. Due to thriving package delivery growth and an aggressive, yet unpopular, effort to cut costs, the Postal Service generated a positive […]

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 […]