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International Postal Rates Harm U.S. Ecommerce and Strengthen Chinese Companies My name is Jayme Smaldone. I am the founder and chief executive officer of Mighty Mug, a small business based in Rahway, New Jersey. At Mighty Mug, we make the world’s most innovative – and globally patented drinkware. Mighty Mug [Read More...]
Senate Bickering Will Aid Opioid Pushers (From InsideSources) For years, law enforcement agencies and others have warned that large amounts of Chinese opioids are flooding into the country via international mail. The Senate should act quickly to stop this. I discuss these matters for InsideSources in an Op-Ed [Read More...]
C-SPAN Coverage: Capitol Hill Forum on President Trump’s Postal Service Task Force – 6.15.18 The Lexington Institute hosted a Capitol Hill Forum about President Trump’s Postal Service Task Force on Friday, June 15 at 12:00 pm. C-SPAN broadcast and posted its coverage of the Forum here. Speakers included: Ms. Anna Möller Boivie, Managing [Read More...]
The President’s Postal Service Task Force: Seven Things To Know And Watch Through executive order, President Donald Trump has created a Postal Service task force to “develop recommendations for administrative and legislative reforms” and to report its findings by August 10. The task force is comprised of senior administration officials including [Read More...]
Breaking Gridlock: The Postal Service Task Force (From InsideSources) With 11 consecutive years of losses, no turnaround plan and more than $121 billion in unfunded liabilities, the U.S. Postal Service is a major liability to taxpayers and faces serious challenges that threaten its future. President Trump has taken an [Read More...]
Trump Did A 180 yesterday… And Another Today (National Public Radio) Paul Steidler says there have been proposals in the past to stop the hemorrhaging at the Postal Service. However, “there is no strategy… no hope for getting out of the mess they are in.” The full interview is available here [Read More...]
The President’s Wake-up Call to the Postal Service (From The Hill) The President’ Amazon tweets have kicked off a much-needed debate about the dire straits of the Postal Service’s finances. With 11 consecutive years of losses totaling $65 billion, and no signs of a turnaround, taxpayers are clearly on the hook. [Read More...]
Save Lives, Restore Congressional Respect by Strengthening Opioids’ Seizure (From The Hill) Opioids are easily coming into the country, via the mail, from China. The time has come for Congress to adopt a common-sense, bipartisan, and widely supported solution – advanced electronic data to better track all international mail. I discuss these [Read More...]
Don’t Bail Out the Postal Service for Missing the Bull Market (From Investor’s Business Daily) The U.S. Postal Service has serious financial problems, much of which stems from its $73 billion in under-funded retirement plans. While the Postal Service has been aggressively seeking federal legislation to effectively offload at least some of these liabilities on [Read More...]
International Mail And Postal Practices: A Recap Of Notable Recent Developments There have been several significant developments on international mail and postal delivery in the past year. Opioids in the Mail Due to the opioid epidemic in the United States, there is significant and growing pressure to scrutinize all in-bound mail [Read More...]
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