U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., met Tuesday met Tuesday with Somers Postmaster Tyler Thompson to discuss the importance of reliable mail service for rural Montana families and communities.
Tester’s meeting with Thompson comes less than a week after the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee passed a bill to restructure the Postal Service by allowing further cuts to mail service in rural areas.
Tester voted against the bill and pledged on Tuesday to keep working on the bill to make sure it includes protections for rural mail service.
“I am committed to finding better solutions that will protect rural Montana’s mail service while putting the Postal Service on sound financial footing,” Tester said in a news release.
Thompson told Tester that passing common-sense legislation that supports rural mail facilities will ensure that all Montanans can continue to depend on their mail service.
Mark Strong, president of the National League of Postmasters, joined Thompson at the meeting.