Senator Lieberman: USPS Assured Us That No Mail Processing Centers Will Close This Year

Lieberman Reacts to Postal Service Announcement WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Thursday issued the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Postal Service announcement that it would delay closing mail processing plants until 2013. “I appreciate that the Postal Service is moving forward with its downsizing in a […]

USPS Moving Forward on Plant Consolidations–Announcement Coming May 17th

Wait until next Thursday for word on that, Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said at a news conference this morning. That’s two days after the Postal Service’s voluntary freeze on any plant closings expires. Although many lawmakers want that moratorium to be extended, the Postal Service will go forward, Donahoe said in a brief interview after […]

Senator Jay Rockefeller Statement On New Postal Plan To Limit Hours At Post Offices

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Jay Rockefeller today issued the following statement on the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to reduce hours at 13,000 post offices nationwide, and almost 500 in West Virginia. “On its face, this move looks like an improvement over the previous proposal to flat out close 150 post offices in West Virginia,” said […]

Senator Sanders: Good News, Bad News in New Postal Plan

All Rural Post Office Saved, but Hours of Operation Cut WASHINGTON, May 9 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s decision to abandon plans to close 3,600 rural post offices, including 15 in Vermont, but voiced reservations about a new plan to cut hours of operation. Sanders called on the House […]

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 […]

List of Post Offices Affected Under USPS New Plan

USPS: “The U.S. Postal Service has announced a new strategy that could keep the nation’s smallest Post Offices open for business and serving rural America, while providing significant cost savings as part of our plan to return to financial stability. Existing Post Offices would stay, but with modified retail hours to match customer use. Access […]

USPS: New Strategy to Preserve the Nation’s Smallest Post Offices

Modifying Retail Window Hours Could Keep Offices Open WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service announced a new strategy today that could keep the nation’s smallest Post Offices open for business, while providing a framework to achieve significant cost savings as part of the plan to return the organization to financial stability. The plan would keep […]

Senator Webb to PMG: Keep Post Offices Open Until Postal Reform is Enacted

Current moratorium on closings ends May 15 May 7, 2012 Washington, DC – Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) and other senators have asked Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to extend the moratorium on the closing of post office and mail processing facilities until Congress approves reform legislation. The current moratorium ends May 15, 2012. “For those in […]

43 Senators Call on PMG To Extend Moratorium On Post Office Closures

Press Release from the office of Senator Joe Manchin Manchin Urges Postal Service to Extend Moratorium Preventing Post Office Closures Without action, the moratorium ends on May 15 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today joined a bipartisan group of 43 Senators in a letter urging the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to extend […]