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Attorneys General and the Postal Service’s Expected September 1 Mail Slowdown Barring intervention by state Attorneys General (AGs) by September 1, mail delivery in the United States will soon take longer than it has in 50 years and slow even further. This will be particularly burdensome to senior citizens, the disabled, and rur ...
Congress Should Not Interfere With Mail Truck Purchases (From Trucks.com) The U.S. Postal Service is in dire need of a clean, modern, and customized mail truck fleet and after rigorous and careful study has a sensible plan to get there. But Congress could mess this up and create additional problems by demanding an all-electr ...
Recovering From Washington’s Fumble On The Opioid Epidemic (From InsideSources) With opioid deaths rising 29 percent during the pandemic, killing more than 55,000 Americans annually, Washington must do more to save lives. It can start by enforcing the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act (STOP Act) so criminal cartel ...
21 Attorneys General Call For U.S. Postal Service To Re-Focus On Mail, Not Packages Twenty-one Attorneys General (AGs) have taken the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to task for seeking to further degrade first-class mail service effective September 1 and for pursuing competitive package business at the expense of its long-standing and mos ...
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 ...
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