(BIG SANDY, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester today – October 28, 2014, released the following statement after the Government Accountability Office released its report on the effects of the U.S. Postal Service’s changes to mail delivery standards:
“Reducing mail delivery standards reduces Americans’ faith in the Postal Service and jeopardizes the Service’s future. This report shows what almost everyone outside the Postal Service already knows: the Service’s efforts to reduce delivery standards are keeping families and businesses from getting the services they need and the effects are being felt throughout rural America. I will keep working to improve the Postal Service so that it can provide the services that Montanans and all Americans expect and deserve.”
Tester is a member of the Senate’s Governmental Affairs Committee that oversees the Postal Service and is working to reform it. Earlier this year, he opposed the Committee’s postal reform bill because it did not preserve strong enough mail delivery standards in rural America or adequately support postal workers.