Senator Rockefeller: USPS needs to get its financial house in order

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Jay Rockefeller today issued the following statement on a procedural vote on the Senate postal reform bill.

“The Postal Service needs to get its financial house in order, and I’m glad that the Senate agreed to start the debate on this issue.  I believe that we ought to have a thorough conversation about how to rein in the Postal Service’s runaway costs,” said Rockefeller.  “That said, I do not support this current legislation.  I’ve said time and time again that any legislation must not disproportionately hurt West Virginia’s postal facilities, slash jobs, unfairly cut employee and retiree benefits, and take services away from rural communities.  My hope is that we can work together to change this bill and better protect West Virginia’s jobs and communities.”

On March 20, Rockefeller and six other Senators sent a strongly worded letter to U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe asking for details on how the Postal Service is spending its money.  They also identified ways to save billions of dollars and raise new revenue before pushing ahead with drastic cuts to post offices and other facilities.  Click here to view the letter.

6 thoughts on “Senator Rockefeller: USPS needs to get its financial house in order

  1. CANNOT BELIEVE the postal service in Orlando, Florida, hardly any of the mail carriers even speak English!!!!!!! Half the time you don’t even get your mail or it
    goes in someone else’s box!!!!!!!!

  2. Another billionaire/millionaire tells working class people that they make to much money And how to fix the Postal Service. Where would you Jay and Mitt be if you hadn’t been born with platinum spoons in your mouths?.

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