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Congress Reintroduces USPS Reform Bill To Eliminate Pre-Funding Mandate (From Federal News Network) Lexington’s Paul Steidler was quoted in a Federal News Network story about the reintroduction of the USPS Fairness Act, a measure that would eliminate the Postal Service’s obligation to pre-fund retiree health benefits. Steidler warned in a January 28 report [Read More...]
Data Show Decline In USPS Mail Service (From Linn’s Stamp News) Lexington’s Paul Steidler was featured in a Linn’s Stamp News article about the sharp deterioration in mail service. The piece cited Steidler’s January 22 report on the Lexington Institute website, where he documented that mail service “is worse than it [Read More...]
Postal Service Gets Favorable Borrowing Terms In Stimulus Bill (From FreightWaves) Lexington’s Paul Steidler was quoted in a December 23rd FreightWaves article about the forgiveness of a $10 billion loan to the Postal Service as part of the COVID-19 stimulus and government funding bill passed by Congress that month.  Once the [Read More...]
Lockheed’s Proposed Aerojet Rocketdyne Purchase Sets Early M&A Test for Biden (From Defense One) Lexington’s Loren Thompson was quoted in Defense One’s recent article discussing the potential consequences of the Biden administration’s approval or disapproval of the planned acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne by Lockheed Martin for $4.4 billion. Lockheed’s acquisition of Aerojet would create [Read More...]
We’ll Be Stuck With Trump’s Postmaster General For A While (From Slate) Lexington’s Paul Steidler is quoted in a Slate article about Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and why DeJoy will likely stay in his position during the Biden administration. “The system is somewhat designed for this. The Postal Service is supposed to [Read More...]
USPS ‘Hopeful’ Freedom To Set Higher Mail Rates Will Increase Revenue (From Federal News Network) Lexington’s Paul Steidler was quoted by Federal News Network in a story about the Postal Regulatory Commission’s decision to issue new rules that will enable the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to significantly raise prices. Steidler advised that the USPS Board [Read More...]
Two NASIC Squadrons Assigned To New Space Intelligence Center (From The Dayton Daily News) Lexington’s Loren Thompson was quoted in a Dayton Daily News article highlighting potential consequences of the new Space Force operation at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base taking up two squadrons of NASIC. “If the Space Force intends to concentrate its intelligence [Read More...]
How Biden’s First 100 Days Would Not Be As Productive As He Suggests (From MSN & The Independent) Lexington’s Loren Thompson was quoted in an article from MSN and The Independent evaluating whether Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, if he is elected, would see most of his promises fulfilled. Whatever happens, his stance on U.S. international [Read More...]
USPS On-Time Delivery Is Getting Worse. That May Put Ballots At Risk. (From CBS News) Lexington’s Paul Steidler was quoted in a CBS News story about longer U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivery times for first-class mail ahead of Election Day. The Postal Service said on October 23 that its on-time delivery rate for first-class mail [Read More...]
A Week Before the Election, Time Is Running Out To Vote By Mail (From The New York Times) Lexington’s Paul Steidler was quoted in The New York Times’ story about the Postal Service’s persistent delays in the week leading up to Election Day, causing many to worry that ballots will not arrive on time. The Postal Service has [Read More...]
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