Michigan State Senator urges Congress to stop closure of Lansing mail processing center

(November 13, 2014) LANSING—A resolution sponsored by Sen. Rick Jones formally requests Congress to prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from closing or consolidating the mail processing and distribution center on Collins Road in Lansing. “It is long overdue that Congress and President Obama come together and finally fix the postal service,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. […]

House of Representatives Defaults! Skips Town Without Taking Up Postal Reform BIll

From eNAPUS Legislative & Political Bulletin Although the U.S. Senate was able to approve a consensus measure to provide fiscal relief to the US Postal Service months ago, the House of Representatives dropped the ball and skipped town without considering postal relief legislation.  Just as troubling is that the House Leadership seems to be confused […]

USPS OIG Summary Of Financial Crimes In Semiannual Report to Congress

FINANCIAL CRIMES A portion of the $66 billion in revenue generated by the Postal Service last year is handled at the 32,000 postal retail locations. Employees who allegedly embezzle funds, kite or otherwise misuse money orders, or steal and misuse postal-issued credit cards receive investigative attention from our special agents. A former New York lead […]

NAPS: When Will the House Take Up Postal Reform?

NAPS Leg/Reg Update: 5/10/2012 The plans announced on Wednesday by the Postal Service to keep open thousands of rural post offices has neutralized one of the most controversial provisions in the House postal measure, backed by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and awaiting floor action.  Numerous problems with the House legislation yet remain, and Republican House […]

Sen. Carper: USPS Financial Losses Underscore Urgent Need for House to Act on Postal Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, released the following reaction to the announcement that the U.S. Postal Service lost $3.2 billion in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012: “Today’s announcement that the U.S. Postal Service lost $3.2 billion in the second quarter […]

Senator Baucus Skeptical of Postal Service Plan to Cut Office Hours

Senator Urges House to Pass Senate’s Permanent Rural Protections into Law (Washington, D.C.) – Montana’s senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus said today he is reserving judgment until he hears from Montanans on the Postal Service’s proposal to cut office hours, but he is skeptical of any plan that is not in line with the spirit […]

GOP Members of Congress Write to Boehner, Pelosi On Postal Reform, Issa-Ross Responds

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement after he and sixteen Members of Congress sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi regarding the Postal Service targeting rural postal facilities as a means of addressing its massive budget shortfall: “There is no question the Postal Service must […]

GOP Senators Urge PMG To Move Forward With Cost-Saving Measures

Corker, McCain, Coburn Urge Postmaster General to Move Forward with Cost-Saving Changes WASHINGTON – Noting the unlikelihood that Congress will reach an agreement on postal system reforms anytime soon and that the postal service is on track to lose $21 billion annually by 2016 without changes to its business model, U.S. Senators Bob Corker, John […]

Sen. Carper Launches Countdown Clock to Critical USPS Deadline

Calls on House to pass a postal reform bill by May 15th to avoid potential closure of over 1,000 facilities WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), co-author of the 21st Century Postal Service Act and chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees the Postal Service, launched a page on his website – http://www.carper.senate.gov/May15 – […]