Senators Johnson, Carper Release Bipartisan Staff Report on Mailman’s Gyrocopter Incident

“Capital Airspace Security Breach: Inquiry into the Landing of a Gyrocopter on the Capitol Lawn” Aug 05 2015 WASHINGTON — Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released a bipartisan staff report examining the April 15, 2015 Capitol airspace security […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video: Senator Carper’s Roundtable on “Challenges and Opportunities for the Postal Service in a Digital Age”

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, convened a bipartisan briefing that explored the challenges and opportunities facing the Postal Service in the digital age. Members heard from key stakeholders including the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, the […]

Carper: USPS financial report shows need to pass postal reform ASAP, postal roundtable scheduled May 12th

Friday, May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following reaction to the announcement that the U.S. Postal Service reported a net loss of $1.5 billion in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015: “Today’s financial report shows that despite a […]

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. […]

Top lawmakers laughing at possibility of USPS using drones

Lawmakers scoff at postal drones April 26, 2015 Top lawmakers are laughing off the possibility that the U.S. Postal Service might rely on drones in the coming years. The Postal Service is looking to turn over what is widely viewed as an outdated fleet of delivery vehicles, seeking roughly 180,000 new vehicles to replace the […]

Senator Carper Reacts to PRC Financial Analysis of U.S. Postal Service

April 2, 2015 – WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the Postal Regulatory Commission’s second financial analysis report of the U.S. Postal Service’s financial results and 10-K statement: “This report from the Postal Regulatory Commission confirms much […]

Senator Carper says USPS $1.1 billion profit shows “urgent” need for postal reform

Yesterday the National Association of Letter Carriers wrote: The Postal Service financial turnaround is continuing into its third year of operating profitability, never more evident than in this quarter with its $1.1 billion operating profit and the increase to $7 billion in available cash. The CFO called it “a fantastic quarter.” But Senator Thomas Carper […]