WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) commented Tuesday on the Senate confirmation of President Donald J. Trump’s nominee, Robert M. “Mike” Duncan, of Inez, Kentucky, to serve on the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service (USPS):
“I would like to congratulate my friend Mike Duncan on his confirmation to serve on the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. Time and again, Mike has chosen to employ his talents in the service of others, and our Commonwealth and our nation are better off as a result. The USPS provides many important services across Kentucky and our nation, and Mike has the expertise to help oversee its future. He will do an outstanding job on the Board, and I am confident that he will make us proud.”
Duncan and David C. Williams were both confirmed to the USPS Board of Governors by the U.S. Senate.
Postmaster General Megan Brennan said:
“The U.S. Postal Service is pleased with Tuesday’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.
“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 (TEC) until the Board once again has a statutory quorum.”
Actually, Duncan was appointed to serve an initial term that ends in December, 2018, with a full seven-year term to begin in December, 2018, and continuing through 2025. Here’s the initial nomination information from the White House:
• Robert M. Duncan of Kentucky, for the remainder of a seven-year term expiring December 8, 2018, and an additional term expiring December 8, 2025.
Mike is a member of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues advisory board and a financial supporter of that organization.