Senator Collins Thanked By USPS IG For Progress On Postal Reform

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, one of the lead sponsors of bipartisan, comprehensive postal reform, received praise for her leadership on the issue from the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General. David C. Williams wrote to Senator Collins to express his appreciation for her work to put the Postal Service on a financially viable path. […]

Senator Collins’ Postal Bill Before Senate Would Save Hampden Plan, Protect Jobs

Senator Susan Collins released the following: April 23, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate is currently debating bipartisan postal reform legislation coauthored by Maine Senator Susan Collins that would reform the U.S. Postal Service. A key provision of the Collins’ postal reform bill would result in the continued operation of the Eastern Maine Processing […]

Senator Collins Calls For Bipartisan Postal Reform

U.S. Senator Susan Collins today, from the Senate floor, outlined the importance of the bipartisan postal reform bill she has cosponsored with Senators Joe Lieberman (I/D-CT), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Scott Brown (R-MA). The text of Senator Collins’ remarks, as prepared for delivery, is below: The Majority Leader has indicated that the Senate may soon […]

Senator Snowe Opposes USPS Consolidation Plan for Hampden Facility

Provides comments challenging agency’s proposal at public meeting in Brewer Press Release from the Office of Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) this evening expressed her strenuous opposition to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) controversial proposal to consolidate the Eastern Maine Processing and Distribution Facility’s mail […]

Senators Lieberman, Collins, Carper, and Brown React to USPS Losses

WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn), Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-Maine), Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) reacted Tuesday to an announcement from the Postal Service that it lost $5.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2011. The loss would have been $10 […]

Senators Introduce 21st Century Postal Service Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, which oversees the U.S. Postal Service, joined Sens. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Scott Brown (R-Maine) to introduce the bipartisan 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2011. His statement, as prepared […]

Flashback: Congress Says 2006 Postal Reform Bill Will Make USPS Viable for 21st Century

Are we in the 22nd Century yet? On December 20, 2006, the “Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006” was passed in both House and Senate (Darrell Issa was there at the time). This legislation was supposed to “modernize the United States Postal Service and make it  viable for the 21st century. The legislation, the […]

Senate Will Weigh Proposals To Save USPS After White House Submits Its Own

TWO SENATE BILLS, USPS PROPOSALS CONFLICT WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Federal Financial Management Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper, D-Del., Tuesday praised Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe for offering a bold plan that attempts to stave off the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) imminent bankruptcy. But […]

Senator Susan Collins: Rural Post Offices not the cause of USPS financial crisis

Senator Suan Collins issued the following statement on possible post office closures: July 26, 2011 The United States Postal Service today announced a list of nearly 3,700 post offices it will consider for closure. Senator Susan Collins, who is the Ranking Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and who in February introduced […]