Postal Service Task Force Report: Seven Things to Know This afternoon the U.S. Treasury Department issued an important and much anticipated task force report on the United States Postal System. The Postal Service faces major financial and operational challenges. The 74-page document is in response to an executive [Read More...]
Scrutinize Postal Service On New Opioid Law The centerpiece of new opioid legislation that overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate is a requirement to have advanced electronic data (AED) on all incoming mail from China by January 1, 2019. This will enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection [Read More...]
Administration’s Push To End UN Subsidies For China’s Packages: A Bellwether Trade Issue Why does it cost less to send a small package from Beijing to New York than to send that same package a short distance within the U.S.? The short answer is because the U.S. has allowed this to happen for [Read More...]
International Postal Rates Harm U.S. Ecommerce and Strengthen Chinese Companies My name is Jayme Smaldone. I am the founder and chief executive officer of Mighty Mug, a small business based in Rahway, New Jersey. At Mighty Mug, we make the world’s most innovative – and globally patented drinkware. Mighty Mug [Read More...]
Senate Bickering Will Aid Opioid Pushers (From InsideSources) For years, law enforcement agencies and others have warned that large amounts of Chinese opioids are flooding into the country via international mail. The Senate should act quickly to stop this. I discuss these matters for InsideSources in an Op-Ed [Read More...]
C-SPAN Coverage: Capitol Hill Forum on President Trump’s Postal Service Task Force – 6.15.18 The Lexington Institute hosted a Capitol Hill Forum about President Trump’s Postal Service Task Force on Friday, June 15 at 12:00 pm. C-SPAN broadcast and posted its coverage of the Forum here. Speakers included: Ms. Anna Möller Boivie, Managing [Read More...]
The President’s Postal Service Task Force: Seven Things To Know And Watch Through executive order, President Donald Trump has created a Postal Service task force to “develop recommendations for administrative and legislative reforms” and to report its findings by August 10. The task force is comprised of senior administration officials including [Read More...]
Breaking Gridlock: The Postal Service Task Force (From InsideSources) With 11 consecutive years of losses, no turnaround plan and more than $121 billion in unfunded liabilities, the U.S. Postal Service is a major liability to taxpayers and faces serious challenges that threaten its future. President Trump has taken an [Read More...]
Trump Did A 180 yesterday… And Another Today (National Public Radio) Paul Steidler says there have been proposals in the past to stop the hemorrhaging at the Postal Service. However, “there is no strategy… no hope for getting out of the mess they are in.” The full interview is available here [Read More...]
The President’s Wake-up Call to the Postal Service (From The Hill) The President’ Amazon tweets have kicked off a much-needed debate about the dire straits of the Postal Service’s finances. With 11 consecutive years of losses totaling $65 billion, and no signs of a turnaround, taxpayers are clearly on the hook. [Read More...]
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