USPS Reopens Fort Peck Post Office
The U.S. Postal Service this month reopened the Fort Peck Post Office, which has been closed due to technical issues since March. During that time, local postal customers were asked to temporarily patronize the Nashua office.
Over the following weeks, dozens of Fort Peck residents reached out to Sen. Jon Tester to share concerns about the status of their post office and a lack of information from USPS. In May, Tester wrote a letter to USPS leadership, urging them to swiftly reopen operations in Fort Peck and improve communication with Fort Peck postal customers. Earlier this month, USPS reopened the facility after the necessary repairs were completed.
â€śFolks depend on their local post offices for everything from life-saving medication to paychecks to critical equipment to run their businesses,â€ť Tester said.
In April, Testerâ€™s Postal Service Reform Act was signed into law, which ensures long-term, reliable mail service and put the USPS on sound financial footing. He has repeatedly pushed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on USPS policy changes that have delayed mail, threatened to undermine the agency and harmed rural America. Since the beginning of the pandemic, thousands of Montanans have contacted Tester to express concerns about mail delays and their effects on Montana communities.