Full Funding For The Postal Regulatory Commission Merits Strong, Bipartisan Support There is common ground between President Trump and leading House Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee on an important but somewhat obscure issue: the Postal Regulatory Commission has demonstrated it should receive $19.2 million in funding for fiscal [Read More...]
Congress Should Deliver Postal Reform – Not Gimmicks – In The Next 12 Months (From FEDweek) Congress should enact comprehensive postal reform in lieu of providing any further bailout or pandemic-related assistance to the U.S. Postal Service. This should be done within the next 12 months. The Postal Service will have sufficient cash until then. Eliminating [Read More...]
Senator Schumer’s Attack On The New Postmaster General: Unmerited, Reckless And Harmful To The Public Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has unleashed a vicious and unfair attack on Louis DeJoy, the new Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the Postal Service, while also implying that the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors was derelict [Read More...]
New Postmaster General Outlines USPS ‘Trajectory For Success’ Amid Financial Challenges (From Federal News Network) As the Postal Service transitions from the leadership of Megan Brennan to incoming Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Federal News Network quoted Lexington Senior Fellow Paul Steidler’s June 12 issue brief, which thanked Brennan for her service. He wrote that [Read More...]
Thank You, Postmaster General Brennan Megan Brennan, the 74th Postmaster General (PMG) of the United States and the first woman to serve in that position, retires today. Americans owe her a big thank you. Here are some of the reasons why. When Megan Brennan became [Read More...]
The U.S. Postal Service’s Hiring Spree The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been on a hiring spree since the pandemic hit in mid-March. This is good news, with more than 40 million Americans looking for work. It is also another clear indication that USPS is not [Read More...]
Letters: DeJoy Is Well-Regarded As A Business Leader (From The Greensboro News & Record) Lexington’s Paul Steidler took issue with a May 11 editorial in the News & Record of Greensboro, North Carolina which called for bailing out the U.S. Postal Service while also criticizing the incoming Postmaster General, Greensboro resident Louis DeJoy. Steidler [Read More...]
The Postal Service Collapse That Isn’t Happening (From The Hill) There is great news for the chorus of leading House Democrats and special interests who have been saying that the U.S. Postal Service will be broke and chaos will ensue just before the election: It’s not going to happen! The [Read More...]
Postal Services Launches Review Of Package Delivery Fees As Trump Influence Grows (From The Washington Post) Lexington Senior Fellow Paul Steidler was quoted in a May 14 Washington Post article about steps the U.S. Postal Service is taking to determine whether it should charge more for packages. “Packages are bigger, they’re bulky, they’re heavy. They’re not [Read More...]
The Postal Service And COVID-19 Opportunism (From InsideSources) The Postal Service — for which leading House Democrats and postal unions are using the COVID-19 crisis to raise fears of an imminent postal collapse – demanded $89 billion in unrestricted federal grants and loans, and is using its supposed [Read More...]
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