House Acting On Nonpartisan Postmaster General Act The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee will be doing something today it has not done in this session of Congress: marking up, that is acting on, a piece of legislation specific to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). [Read More...]
Postal Service’s Latest Financial Report: A Brutal July As Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was testifying to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Oversight and Reform Committee on Monday, August 24, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reported whopping losses for the month of July to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). [Read More...]
Postal Service Chases Packages While Mail Service Suffers   For mail-in voting to work, it is critical that the U.S. Postal Service not prioritize package delivery over letters, which it is already required to do by law. First-class mail volume and revenues are collapsing, while package volume and [Read More...]
Mail Service Has Deteriorated For Years; Won’t Be Fixed By Election Day (From InsideSources) For years, the U.S. Postal Service has failed to meet its first-class mail delivery standards and the problem is getting worse. The U.S. House of Representatives will convene an extraordinary session on Saturday to discuss the Postal Service and the [Read More...]
Postal Service Board Lacks Experience — And Bodies (From Scripps Television) In a segment for Scripps Television stations, Lexington Senior Fellow Paul Steidler assured the public that the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors deserves its confidence. The controversies over vote-by-mail and new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s efforts to reduce costs [Read More...]
Three Ways Strange Bedfellows Can Strengthen The U.S. Postal Service (From FEDweek) As the Postal Service already has $23 billion in cash and available cash, there are three things that Congress could do to better serve it and the American people than doling out more taxpayer funds. They are: (1) revise Postal [Read More...]
Tracing Trump’s Postal Service Obsession — From ‘Loser’ To ‘Scam’ To ‘Rigged Election’ (From The Washington Post) Amid the national controversy over the Postal Service and mail-in voting, The Washington Post quoted Lexington Senior Fellow Paul Steidler on the organization’s long-running troubles. Steidler told the paper that previous presidents and Congress had ignored these festering issues. He [Read More...]
Top 10 Wrong Claims About The U.S. Postal Service The U.S. Postal Service is receiving enormous media attention. With it having a critical role during the pandemic and through the election with mail-in voting, this is likely to continue. Misinformation and wrong claims regularly appear in news stories, social [Read More...]
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...]
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