House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today made the following statement on the retirement of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe:
“During his 39 year long tenure at the Postal Service, Donahoe saw firsthand the changing landscape of the industry and was able to uniquely understand how USPS would need to evolve to serve their customers better. I thank him for working with the Oversight Committee to propose ways to modernize the Postal Service such as modified six day delivery and more realistic facility management. When fully implemented, his realignment of mail processing centers will save billions of dollars annually. Donahoe and I share the same goal: to modernize the Postal Service so that it can meet the demands of a changing industry. It was my pleasure to have worked with the PMG and I wish him all the best for the future.
“The next PMG will have the opportunity to continue fight for postal reform with an environment that is more receptive to commonsense solutions that benefit all Americans, and less beholden to the special interests that stymied Pat’s efforts to secure the future of USPS.”