Lawmakers have made the following statement in response to Scott MacFarlane's investigation in the postal conference in San Francisco:
- Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio): “I'm not sure how much sense it makes to your customer that you're spending millions to send your top executives to a conference that includes golf and a dance party. We'll keep this in mind if and when the USPS comes asking for a bailout.”
- Rep. Steve Pearce, (R-New Mexico): “If the Postal Service can afford a luxury conference for its top executives, it should be able to afford the services rural Americans rely on.
- Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina): “It’s silly. It’s an unforced error by the US Postal Service. Only in DC does this make sense.”
- Spokeswoman for Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH): “This is cause for serious concern.”
- Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Georgia): “I find it very troubling to see their executives spending such large amounts of money on lavish trips.”
- Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Georgia) said the expenses were "Wasteful, irresponsible, and tone-deaf."
- Rep. David Scott (R-Georgia): “While the Postal Service is cutting back at the Crown Road facility in my district, they are spending a lot of money in San Francisco. If employees and customers are dealing with cuts, then management should too.”