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Mail Delays: Three Principles For Congress To Fix It Is the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) going to get away with it? On October 1, 2021, USPS reduced first-class mail delivery standards ensuring mail service will be slower than it has been since the 1970s. Senior citizens, rural Americans, and the poor are ...
Postal Banking Is Harmful And Unnecessary (From InsideSources) On October 4, three days after the U.S. Postal Service implemented degraded standards for first-class mail, ensuring delivery will be slower than in the 1970s, it announced it was getting into a new business: check cashing. The experimental service is ...
Repeating Failure: Mail Standards Degraded For The Second Time In Seven Years Starting Friday, October 1, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will hold itself to lower mail delivery standards (i.e., longer delivery times), increasing the time it takes to deliver 39 percent of first-class mail. USPS did this just seven years ago and t ...
Only In Washington: Historically Slow Mail Delivery Rates Huge Grant (From RealClearMarkets) It will soon take longer to deliver mail than it did in the 1970s as the U.S. Postal Service officially slows delivery standards on Friday, October 1. Grants to the Postal Service – $10 billion from the December COVID package and $8 billion or so relat ...
Use Data Analytics In The War On Opioids (From InsideSources) Opioid deaths have spiked by 49 percent since 2018, with 69,710 Americans killed by opioids in 2020. Much needs to be done. While U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been intercepting and seizing much larger amounts of fentanyl at the Mexican ...
Sunday’s Mail Price Spike And Why It Really Matters On Sunday, August 29, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will raise prices an average of 6.8 percent on mail products and 8.8 percent on periodicals, such as community newspapers. This follows earlier increases on January 24, 2021, with most prices going u ...
Comments To Postal Regulatory Commission On Proposed Section 601 Regulations The Lexington Institute appreciates the opportunity to comment about regulations being considered for Section 601, which describes instances when letters may be carried out of the mail, or when the letter monopoly does not apply to a mailpiece. It is i ...
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 ...
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