Rosen Leads Northern Nevada Delegation, Governor Lombardo in Bipartisan Letter Urging USPS Board of Governors to Reverse Decision to Relocate Mail Processing to Sacramento

Senator Rosen Has Been Leading The Efforts in Congress To Stop The Relocation Of Processing Operations From Reno To Sacramento

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Governor Joe Lombardo, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV-02) sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors expressing their serious concerns with the plan to downsize and relocate part of the operations of the Reno Processing and Distribution Center to California. This bipartisan group insisted the Board exercise its oversight authority to stop Postmaster General DeJoy from implementing this misguided plan.

“On April 23, 2024, USPS officially announced its decision to proceed with its misguided plan to downsize and relocate outgoing mail processing operations from Reno, Nevada to Sacramento, California,” wrote the lawmakers and the Governor. “This announcement came despite multiple requests from the undersigned for USPS to present the data that informed this decision – requests that were left unanswered for months, refused during in-person meetings with USPS staff, ignored during a United States Senate oversight hearing with the Postmaster General, and finally purported to be addressed in a May 2024 letter that failed to directly address any of the specific concerns Nevada stakeholders and elected officials have raised.”

“As the USPS Board of Governors, we urge you to conduct your oversight responsibilities to stop this ill-considered plan from going into effect. The Board should not allow Postmaster General DeJoy to proceed with downsizing and relocating Nevada’s Reno P&DC absent critical Nevada-specific data,” they continued. “Finally, if you feel that the Postmaster General has served as an active impediment to conducting meaningful oversight, then it is time to seriously consider who leads the USPS in the future.”

The full text of the letter can be found HERE

As a member of the committee with jurisdiction over the USPS, Senator Rosen has been leading the efforts to protect postal operations in Nevada. Following USPS’s official announcement that it will move forward with its plan to downsize and relocate outgoing mail processing operations from Reno to Sacramento, she denounced the decision and pledged to explore all available options to stop its implementation. Senator Rosen also recently called out Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a Senate hearing for neglecting to listen to local Nevada leaders, businesses, and residents. Rosen, Cortez Masto, and Amodei have repeatedly pressed Postmaster General DeJoy to provide detailed information about the impact of his misguided proposal. Additionally, Senator Rosen joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in a letter urging Postmaster General DeJoy to stop any changes or relocations of USPS processing facilities.