House Oversight Committee Hearing: The Financial Condition of the Postal Service

PURPOSE The Committee will hold a hearing to review the current financial condition of the Postal Service, as well as the urgent need for reform legislation. BACKGROUND The Postal Service’s financial condition has been deteriorating over the past decade for three primary reasons: (1) a decline in first-class mail; (2) expenses increasing at a faster…

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Tough year for PMG Megan Brennan

By Bill McAllister – April 22, 2016 It’s been a rough start for the nation’s 74th postmaster general.  Since taking office in February 2015, Megan J. Brennan has endured setback after setback in her attempts to right the troubled United States Postal Service. Both Congress and the federal courts have rejected her repeated pleas to…

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Thanksgiving Day Message From the Postmaster General

November 12, 2015 As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, I would like to express my gratitude to you for all you do each day on behalf of the Postal Service. During this season of thanks, we each should take a moment to reflect upon the many things in our lives for which we are…

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Senator Heitkamp Calls for Improved Rural Mail Service in Meeting with New Postmaster General

Senator Hopes New Leadership at Postal Service Will Better Support Rural Mail Delivery & Rural Post Offices Press Release – March 10, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – During her first meeting with the new U.S. Postmaster General, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp pushed for improvements to mail service and delivery in rural areas across North Dakota and…

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