Senator Tester tells PMG Megan Brennan USPS service standards are a disaster

Senator Tester tells PMG Megan Brennan USPS service standards are a disaster January 29, 2015 (U.S. SENATE)-Senator Jon Tester today met incoming Postmaster General Megan Brennan for the first time to discuss strengthening the Postal Service and the need to improve delivery standards in rural states like Montana. Tester emphasized the Postal Service’s delivery standards […]

Video: PMG Among Highest Paid Public Officials

MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports: there is a lot of outrage continuing over government spending at the gsa. but did you know that the u.s. postmaster general makes almost $400,000 a year? that’s as much as the president. twice what the secretaries of defense and state get. leading the charge about that pay and how to […]

Senator Tester introduces measures to cut USPS executive pay, reduce number on Board of Governors

(U.S. SENATE) – As the Senate works to reform the U.S. Postal Service, Senator Jon Tester is introducing multiple measures to protect rural post offices in Montana and clamp down on the salaries of the organization’s top employees. Tester, Montana’s only member of the committee that oversees the Postal Service, is pushing an amendment (online […]

USPS to Senator Tester: No closures during Primary Election season

Senator said consolidating mail processing facilities could delay absentee ballots April 13, 2012 (MISSOULA, Mont.) – In response to a request by Senator Jon Tester, the Postal Service will not close the Butte, Helena, Kalispell or Wolf Point mail processing facilities in Montana during the state’s upcoming primary election season. Tester last month told the […]

Senators To PMG: Clean House before Cutting Rural Post Offices

Senators Question U.S. Postal Service on Executive Bonuses, Cost-Controls (Washington, D.C.) – Montana’s U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester are calling on the U.S. Postal Service to answer questions on the progress of non-legislative cost-control measures. “We need to know that the Postal Service is cleaning house and not just arbitrarily shutting down post […]

Sen. Tester questions Postal executive salaries as USPS considers drastic cuts

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester is taking the leaders of the U.S. Postal Service to task, demanding that executives be willing to cut their own salaries as they propose cuts to the nation’s mail service. Tester said that if senior postal executives were willing to cut mail delivery standards and close rural post offices, […]

Senator Tester: Delay Postal Service closures for six months

Senator proposes delay to allow time to reform Postal Service Thursday, December 8, 2011 (U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester is asking Senate leaders to prevent the U.S. Postal Service from closing post offices and area mail processing facilities for at least six months, allowing more time for Congress to “enact reforms necessary” for the […]

Video: Senator Tester Says Postal Execs Should Not Receive Outlandish Salaries and Benefits for their work

During  hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on the 21 Century Postal Service Act , Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) pushed to hold the Postmaster General more accountable for the Postal Service’s actions. “Tester said that public service is “an honor” and that public officials shouldn’t be receiving outlandish salaries and benefits for […]

Senator Tester blasts PMG for ‘lack of transparency’ over Proposed Post Office Closings

Senator also introduces bipartisan bill to prevent rural closures Wednesday, October 12, 2011 (U.S. SENATE) – Blasting a “lack of transparency” within the U.S. Postal Service, Senator Jon Tester is demanding straight answers from the organization as he introduces new bipartisan legislation to prevent the closures of post offices in rural communities across Montana. Tester […]

Senators Pursue Unanswered Questions from PMG on Rural Post Office Closures

States represented by bipartisan group make up nearly 20 percent of post offices slated for potential closure WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators representing rural America is aiming to get U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe on record in response to questions he has so far failed to answer about potential closures of […]