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Statement To Postal Regulatory Commission On Proposed First-Class Mail Service Standard Changes The Lexington Institute opposes the U.S. Postal Service’s proposal to lengthen delivery times, by degrading service standards, on approximately 39 percent of first-class mail. This is a dramatic and audacious change that will alter the very character o ...
Postal Reform Should Eliminate Private Sector Subsidies (From RealClearMarkets) Both houses of Congress are finally moving ahead in a substantive, bipartisan manner to reform the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The Postal Service Reform Act has many important and beneficial provisions. However, the legislation also has a troubling fla ...
Comments Of The Lexington Institute Before The Department Of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs And Border Protection The Lexington Institute provides the following comments and information for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in conjunction with the interim final rule (IFR) for Mandatory Advance Electronic Information for International Mail Shipments. Since 2 ...
Strengthen CBP Regulations To Reduce Opioid Deaths (From The Hill) The U.S. is squandering a major opportunity in the fight against the opioid epidemic by failing to take strong steps to identify and seize opioids shipped to America from China and elsewhere overseas. At issue is the centerpiece of comprehensive legisl ...
End The Theatre On The U.S. Postal Service Governors Tomorrow the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will conduct an important hearing with three of President Biden’s nominees to serve on the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors. In addition to vetting the nominees, the ...
COVID Costs And Major Reforms At The U.S. Postal Service On April 2, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) quietly announced it had received $8.6 billion for “COVID-19-Related Operating Expenses,” from the U.S. Treasury, that is taxpayers. How the $8.6 billion amount was determined USPS did not say in its two-sente ...
Postal Service Does More Harm Than Good By Prioritizing Package Delivery (From Supply Chain Dive) The timely and efficient delivery of mail is essential for keeping the U.S. economy humming and supply chains efficient. Unlike package delivery, which is a competitive service, only the U.S. Postal Service can legally deliver mail. It has a monopoly o ...
7 Reasons For A Time Out On Any Taxpayer Funds To The US Postal Service (From The Hill) The Congressional race is on to throw taxpayer money at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and bidding could soon surpass $100 billion without any sensible and overdue reforms. The American people and USPS would be best served by a “time-out” on additiona ...
Postal Service’s Strategic Plan Deserves Fair Hearing And Careful Study The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced a much anticipated and comprehensive 10-year strategic plan on March 23. It is a serious and important document that merits study and discussion among policy makers and postal stakeholders. Like any thorough rep ...
Don’t Make The US Postal Service An Energy Policy Guinea Pig (From RealClearEnergy) The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is about to start making one of the world’s largest and most polluting fleets a whole lot cleaner. That is, unless environmental zealots, including some Members of Congress, derail things. USPS has 140,000 high-polluting ...
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