Senate confirms two USPS Governors, Trump nominates two more

The U.S. Senate confirmed two nominations to the Postal Service Board of Governors, and President Trump announced his intent to nominate two other individuals to the board Aug. 28.

The Senate confirmed Robert M. Duncan, a Kentucky resident, and David C. Williams, an Illinois resident.

President Trump nominated Duncan and Williams last fall.

On Aug. 28, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Ron A. Bloom, a New York resident, and Roman Martinez IV, a Florida resident.

The USPS Board of Governors acts much like a board of directors, conducting long-range planning and setting strategic policies, among other duties.

Under current law, the board is intended to be comprised of nine governors and the Postmaster General and Deputy Postmaster General.

“The U.S. Postal Service is pleased with yesterday’s action by the U.S. Senate to confirm nominees to the Postal Service Board of Governors. We look forward to working with Robert M. Duncan and David C. Williams when they begin their terms as governors and thank the administration for nominating them to serve on the board. We also thank the administration for nominating two additional candidates yesterday to serve as governors, Ron A. Bloom and Roman Martinez IV,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan.

“The public interest and the Postal Service are best served by a fully constituted board made up of well-qualified individuals with diverse perspectives and experience. Powers of the board of governors necessary for continuity of operations will continue to be delegated to the temporary emergency committee until the board once again has a statutory quorum.”

Source: Board of Governors | USPS News Link