Tag: postal service

Daines Urges USPS to Continue Service in Missoula

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy urging the United States Postal Service (USPS) to maintain current operations in Missoula to protect jobs and improve mail service in the community. “I write to express my concerns regarding the United State Postal Service’s (USPS) current Mail Processing Facility Review (MPFR) of the Missoula Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC). I have serious concerns about potential out of state mail routing as well as any possibility of job losses in Missoula. While I appreciate the efforts of the USPS to modernize and improve services, I urge

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, Schatz Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support the U.S. Postal Service

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.) and Brian Schatz (Hawaii) introduced a bipartisan bill, the “USPS Fairness Act,” to repeal an unfair mandate requiring the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to pre-fund its employees’ retirement health benefits. The USPS is the only federal agency that is subject to this requirement which has caused significant financial strain. “The United States Postal Service is essential to Montanans across our state, especially for our seniors, veterans and rural communities,” Daines said. “My bipartisan bill will help the Postal Service stay in business providing world class delivery of our mail every day while also ensuring its employees maintain their benefits.” “There is no