Democrats criticize Trump’s post office privatization plan


DEMOCRATS CRITICIZE POST OFFICE PLAN: Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday argued a Trump administration proposal to privatize the post office will do little to cut costs, POLITICO’s Andrew Hanna reports.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp(D-N.D.) said during a Senate HSGAC hearing that privatizing the Postal Service “does nothing to get us to solvency.”

A task force headed by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tasked with finding ways to reform the post office will release its recommendations by August 10. More here.

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Former Wisconsin Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing From the Mail

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Joanne T. Huehn, 42, formerly of Milltown, Wis., was sentenced for stealing from the mail while an employee of the U.S. Postal Service. U.S. District Judge William M. Conley sentenced Huehn to five years of probation. Huehn pleaded guilty to this offense on May 15, 2018. Continue reading