Tag: Daines’ Work on the U.S. Postal Service

Daines Continues to Seek Answers on USPS Service Interruptions Across Montana

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing his concerns with the continued service interruptions across Montana and requested the USPS prioritize addressing workforce shortages across the state.  “I write to you about lapses in service due to staffing shortages in the Bozeman area, Carbon County, and also statewide. In recent weeks I have received dozens of calls from constituents throughout the state voicing concerns over consecutive days of missing mail, including some weeks long delays, and not receiving packages,” Daines wrote. “Across the board, Montana businesses are struggling to grow and retain their workforce. I appreciate efforts thus far

Daines Urges USPS to Address Service Issues, Ensure Montanans Receive Ballots in Time for Election 

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy pressing for answers on what the United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to do to ensure Bozeman residents receive their absentee ballots amid ongoing service issues. “I am writing to express my serious concern with the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) ability to ensure timely delivery of election mail in Gallatin County, Montana, as Election Day rapidly approaches. The USPS is a vital partner in connecting Montanans and helping them fulfill their civic duty by casting their vote. My office has fielded numerous complaints from

Daines Calls on USPS to Fix Issues in Bozeman Postal Office

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy calling on the United States Postal Service (USPS) to resolve several ongoing service issues in the Bozeman area. “I write to reiterate the pressing need to resolve ongoing personnel shortages in the Bozeman area. While every sector is struggling to hire and retain employees, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is essential to Montanans. I appreciate the efforts of USPS employees in Bozeman and the surrounding communities who have worked tirelessly to maintain service during this difficult time,” Daines wrote. Read Daines’ full letter HERE. In July,

Daines Seeks Answers on Defunct Bozeman Post Office

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy seeking answers on the reported severe delays and interruptions of postal service to Montanans in the Bozeman area.  “Hundreds of my constituents have not received any mail in over seven days and cannot reach any full-time USPS employee in the area. Rural and urban Montanans rely upon the USPS for the timely delivery of everything from essential prescriptions, jury summons, bills, and letters that enable rural small businesses to compete on the global stage and keep families connected,” Daines wrote. Daines continued, “I respectfully ask that you rectify the interruption as soon as possible and

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Revitalize Postal Service Passes U.S. Senate, Heads to the President’s Desk

U.S. SENATE – Today the U.S. Senate passed U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ bipartisan bill to support the United States Postal Service (USPS), ease its financial burdens, help it to better serve Montanans and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency within USPS. The bill is headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law. “The Postal Service provides critical services for Montana seniors, veterans and folks across our great state from Eureka to Ekalaka and everywhere in between,” Daines said. “My bill revitalizes the Postal Service to better serve Montanans and makes certain it maintains deliveries six days per week so Montanans can

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Package to Support, Revitalize the USPS

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today helped introduce a bipartisan package that would support the United States Postal Service (USPS), ease its financial burdens, help it to better serve its customers and increase transparency, accountability, and efficiency within USPS. “The U.S. Postal Service is critical for Montana, especially for Montanans in rural communities, Montana seniors, Montana veterans and Montana small business owners. That’s why I’m teaming up with a group of my bipartisan colleagues to introduce a comprehensive bipartisan bill to help rejuvenate, revitalize and support the USPS,” Daines said. “This bipartisan package will increase transparency and unleash the enormous potential of the Postal Service.” The package incorporates Daines’ bipartisan “USPS Fairness

Daines Urges U.S. Postal Service to Reverse Policy on Delayed Mail

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General DeJoy urging him to reverse his decision to hold mail for delivery until the next day for pieces that were delayed to ensure Montanans receive their mail, which includes life-saving prescription drugs, on time. “The USPS is critical to Montanans, especially our seniors, veterans, and rural communities across the Treasure State. Last year alone, the Postal Service delivered 1.9 billion prescriptions to Americans’ mailboxes, and nearly 100 percent of all Veterans Affairs prescriptions,” Daines wrote. “Ensuring that the USPS is on

Daines Fights for Montana Families, Healthcare and Jobs in Phase Four COVID-19 Relief Package

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines highlighted several priorities he is working on to be included in the Senate’s Phase Four COVID-19 Relief Package. “We need to come together, in a bipartisan effort, to continue to prioritize public health and get our economy going again in the wake of this coronavirus pandemic,” Daines said. “As the Senate is set to debate the next COVID-19 relief package, I will be pushing for critical priorities including more funding for a COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutic drugs, relief for our very small businesses and workers, resources for our healthcare providers and support for

Daines Fights to Support the U.S. Postal Service for Montana

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bipartisan bill to provide the United States Postal Service (USPS) with $25 billion in funding to keep their operations afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic and procure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect Postal workers.  “The postal service supports Montana jobs and provides critical access to supplies like life-saving prescription drugs and medicines for Montana’s rural communities,” Daines said. “This bipartisan bill will ensure the postal service has the resources it needs to continue its operations and support rural Montanans who depend on them.” To read the full bill, click HERE. Daines

Daines Calls for an Investigation on the Mishandling of Montana Veteran’s Remains by USPS

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter requesting the United States Postal Service (USPS) Office of the Inspector General investigate an incident where the remains of a Montana veteran, Donald Tyler, were lost in the mail. “While his remains were eventually returned to Mrs. Tyler and the USPS will reimburse her for the damaged urn, it is unacceptable that a federal agency misplaced the human remains of an American citizen,” Daines wrote. “I urge you to conduct a full and thorough investigation into this matter to identify the cause and identify any reforms necessary to ensure that a