President Obama Names Republican Tony Hammond to Postal Regulatory Commission

Ignores Union’s call to appoint Democrat to the Postal Regulatory Commission

December 2, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

  •     Tony Hammond –  Commissioner, Postal Regulatory Commission

Tony Hammond, Nominee for Commissioner, Postal Regulatory Commission

Tony HammondTony Hammond served on the Postal Regulatory Commission and its predecessor agency, the Postal Rate Commission, from August 1, 2002 to October 7, 2011.  During that time, he was elected to two separate terms as Vice Chairman of the Commissions.  Previously, Mr. Hammond was owner and managing member of T. Hammond Company, LLC, a private consulting firm.  In addition, he was Senior Vice President of the direct marketing firm FL&S, and Senior Consultant to Forbes 2000, Inc.  Mr. Hammond served for ten years on the staff of then-Southwest Missouri Congressman Gene Taylor, the ranking member of the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee.  Mr. Hammond received a B.S. from Missouri State University. – White House Press Release

If confirmed, Mr. Hammond will join the Commission with his fellow Republicans Mark Acton and Robert G. Taub, and Democrats Ruth Y. Goldway and Nanci E. Langley.Earlier this year, APWU Region Coordinator Omar Gonzalez urged postal employees to call upon President Obama to appoint a Democrat to the Postal Regulatory Commission. At the time  terms of  Tony Hammond and Mark Acton had expired.  In May 2011, President Obama re-nominated Republican Mark Acton. Acton is now Vice Chairman of the PRC.  In October 2011, Republican Robert G. Taub was sworn in as Commissioner  following his nomination by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the United States Senate. Apparently President Obama has ignored the Union’s call for the Postal Regulatory Commission to be dominated by members of his own Democratic Party.


Current Commissioners    Term Expiration Date
 Chairman Ruth Y. Goldway (D)        Nov, 22, 2014
 Vice Chairman Mark Acton (R)        Oct, 14, 2016
 Commissioner Robert G. Taub (R)        Oct, 14, 2016
 Commissioner Nanci E. Langley (D)        Nov, 22, 2012

11 thoughts on “President Obama Names Republican Tony Hammond to Postal Regulatory Commission

  1. And Nat King Cole sang:

    The party’s over
    It’s time to call it a day
    They’ve burst your pretty balloon
    And taken the moon away
    It’s time to wind up the masquerade
    Just make your mind up the piper must be paid

    The party’s over
    The candles flicker and dim
    You danced and dreamed through the night
    It seemed to be right just being with him
    Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
    Take off your makeup, the party’s over
    It’s all over, my friend
    It’s all over, my friend
    It’s all over, my friend

  2. I just learned from Newt Gingrich that he was responsible for the Reagan revolution. Maybe he can pick the father of the internets Al Gore to be his VP. What a team

  3. Once again Obama proves that he is the SERIAL CONSENSUS BUILDER/BI-PARTISANSHIP FOOL that he is…
    As pointed out by @this SUCKS, this only works when you have the UPPER HAND and the MAJORITY….on the PRC, the Prez now has the MINORITY.

    Our President, unfortunately, is THE ONLY CHOICE when it comes to a RATIONAL CANDIDATE for President….any other choice would be ECONOMIC SUICIDE for every working man or woman in America. The TEAPUBLICANS have a FAR WORSE DOSE OF MEDICINE for America than Obama’s personal NEED to appoint bi-partisan boards and panels…..

  4. The postal regulatory commissission, who issues a NON-BINDING OPINON! So let’s pay these people + their staff to give their “opinions” which is of course non-binding, and then add in all the of , how they don’t won’t to lose or “offend ” their constituency in their districts. The PRC … A very expensive OPINON…Oh well, keep throwing money at the problem, till it gets better! … Ly God Bless us (;-)

  5. Another nail in the Postal coffin! When is Obamo going to learn that there is NO SUCH THING AS BIPARTINSHIP! They only work with you when you have the UPPER hand.

  6. President Obama keeps sticking it to working class people, and us post office employees.Ist he flip floped on saturday delivery, now he reinstates a republican appointee. I wouldn’t vote for this moron if my life depended on it!

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