The Lexington Institute is hosting a Capitol Hill Forum about Postal Reform on Friday, March 6 at 12:00PM. We hope you will be able to join us.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS), though facing major challenges, remains vital to the American economy. USPS delivers 140 billion items annually. In fiscal year 2019, it had revenues of $71.1 billion and a net loss of $8.8 billion. While there is widespread agreement on the need for postal reform, there are many different views on what reform should entail.
Speakers to date include:
Ms. Anna Möller Boivie, Managing Director, Copenhagen Economics
The Honorable Megan Brennan, Postmaster General, United States Postal Service
Mr. Mark Dimondstein, President, American Postal Workers Union
Mr. John Hatton, Director of Legislative and Political Affairs, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
Mr. Kenneth John, Senior Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Dr. Peter Navarro, Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, The White House
Mr. Michael Plunkett, President & Chief Executive Officer, Association for Postal Commerce
Dr. Robert Shapiro, Chairman, Sonecon
Mr. Paul Steidler, Senior Fellow, Lexington Institute
The Honorable Robert Taub, Chairman, U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission
Ms. Tammy Whitcomb, Inspector General, United States Postal Service
The Honorable David Williams, Vice Chairman, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors
The conference will examine issues from a variety of perspectives and address topics such as the following:
- What should be the definition of the Universal Service Obligation and how should the definition be determined?
- What are the potential taxpayer liabilities related to USPS, particularly if postal reform is not enacted? Does the Postal Service face a potential liquidity crisis?
- The U.S. Treasury Department released a Postal Service Task Force report in December 2018, recommending both administrative and legislative actions. Which suggestions should be implemented? Which are non-starters?
- Can the Postal Service meet its retirement obligations to its hard-working men and women?
The forum will feature ten-minute back-to-back presentations by subject matter experts. Please contact Mr. John Cicchitti if you are able to attend on March 6 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 703-522-5828.
Postal Reform: When, What & How Much?
Capitol Hill Forum
Friday, March 6, 2020
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Congressional Meeting Room South (CVC 217)
East Capitol and 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20003
12:00PM – 3:00PM
(Lunch will be served)
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