S. Hrg. 107-206: Annual Report of the Postmaster General and the Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Postal Operations: Hearing before the International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services Subcommittee of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, September 20, 2001   [open pdf - 3MB]

This hearing asks the Postmaster General and the Chief Postal Inspector to address how the Postal Service was impacted by the events of September 11, 2001, where it is today, and what Americans may expect in the future. From the opening statement of Daniel K. Akaka: "The operation of the U.S. Postal Service and the delivery of the mail are critical to our Nation's economy. One of the keys to America's recovery will be a strong and viable Postal Service. Delivery of the U.S. mail is a basic and fundamental public service that must be protected from disruption. However, there will be new costs associated with continuing this reliable and efficient service, which must also be reviewed. It is essential that an organization the size of the Postal Service be governed by short- and long-term financial goals that support its core mission of providing universal mail service to all Americans at affordable prices. Because the Postal Service appropriately sounded the alarm over declining volume and decreasing revenues, Senators Cochran, Lieberman, Thompson and Akaka called on the Postal Service in May to develop a transformation plan. This plan will be completed at the end of the year 2001." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel K. Akaka, Ted Stevens, Thad Cochran, Max Cleland, Jim Bunning, John E. Potter, Kenneth C. Weaver, Karla W. Corcoran, Carl Levin, Susan M. Collins, Thomas R. Carper, and Robert F. Bennett.

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