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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

McConnell, Whitfield, and Barr Meet with Postmaster General

Sep 18, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), joined Representatives Ed Whitfield (KY-01) and Andy Barr (KY-06) today in meeting with Postmaster General Patick Donahoe to discuss important postal issues related the consolidation of the mail processing facilities in Lexington and Paducah, and other pressing concerns the impact of their consolidation will have on Kentucky jobs, and postal service standards.

“I am pleased to work with Representatives Whitfield and Barr on this issue on behalf of our constituents,” Senator McConnell said. “I understand the importance of keeping these mail processing facilities open so that local jobs are not jeopardized and that mail deliveries remain timely for Kentucky families and businesses. I am glad I was able to convey what I am hearing from my constituents directly to the Postmaster General, and I am hopeful he will listen to our concerns.”– Senator Mitch McConnell

“While I appreciate the Postmaster General’s willingness to discuss our issues to achieve better efficiency for the U.S. Postal Services and his attempt to take responsible actions, concerns still remain about the consolidation’s effect on postal employees in Western Kentucky. I am grateful for the Postmaster General’s time and consideration for our concerns, and his commitment to ensure that postal service standards for Kentuckians will not be diminished by the consolidation of these centers. I also appreciate his commitment to ensure that no one loses their job in Kentucky as a result of this action.” -Representative Ed Whitfield

"I appreciate Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman taking the time to meet with Senator McConnell, Congressman Whitfield and me today to discuss their commitment to fulfilling all assurances made by Postmaster Donahoe during our April 16, 2013 meeting.  During our meeting, I strongly urged them to reconsider their proposal to close additional mail processing and distribution centers in Kentucky.  I appreciate their commitment and will continue to monitor this situation with great interest."– Representative Andy Barr

Pictured: Rep. Ed Whitfield, Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, Sen. Mitch McConnell, and Rep. Andy Barr discussing the issues in Sen. McConnell’s Leadership office