Postal Service Charges More To Shippers To Mail Their Packages (NPR) Following the release of a long-anticipated report on U.S. Postal Service prices, NPR featured Lexington’s Paul Steidler in a roundup of expert opinions on the subject. Steidler informed NPR listeners that the debt incurred by the postal service falls ...
Trump’s Postal Task Force Report Receives Tepid Response From Key Players (Government Executive) Senior Fellow Paul Steidler of the Lexington Institute told Government Executive that the recently-released U.S. Postal Service report is a “pro-taxpayer document.” He added that the proposals outlined in the document could stabilize the service’s fina ...
Letter: Changes Can Help U.S. Postal Service (Albany Times Union) In a letter to the editor of the Albany Times Union, Lexington’s Paul Steidler called for changes to the U.S. Postal Service’s retirement liabilities, suggesting that Congress should model the pension funds after their state counterparts. Steidler also ...
U.S. Manufacturers of Small, Light-Weight Products And E-Commerce Companies Have Been Hit Hard By the International Postal System (Michigan Talk Radio) Under rules set up by the Universal Postal Union, a United Nations-affiliated organization, it costs less to send a small package from Beijing to Michigan than to send that same package from Ann Arbor to Lansing. Lexington’s Paul Steidler discusses thi ...
New Law Will Cut Off Drugs From China (Richmond Times-Dispatch) In a letter to the editors of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Lexington’s Paul Steidler praised the federal government for passing the bipartisan STOP Act, which would help prevent foreign drug dealers from using the U.S. Postal Service to deliver their p ...
Postal Task Force Seeks To Remove USPS Compensation From Collective Bargaining (FederalNewsNetwork) In a FederalNewsNetwork report on suggestions concerning the collective bargaining rights of postal unions, Lexington Senior Fellow Paul Steidler said that the USPS Board of Governors needs to be at full strength to implement changes recommended by Pre ...
CEO Brown: During Harris-L3 Talks, Keeping The Headquarters In Melbourne Was Mandatory (From Florida Today) In the wake of the alliance of defense firms L3 Technologies and Harris, Lexington’s Loren Thompson told Florida Today that Americans should expect to see more defense companies merge in upcoming years as the Trump defense bump levels off. “Mergers and acquisitions,” he said, "are becoming the only surefire way to gain market share.”
Why Trump Wants To Keep Lockheed, Boeing And Others In Business With Saudi Arabia (The Washington Post) Lexington’s Loren Thompson predicted that major defense contractors would still attend a business conference in Saudi Arabia despite a recent uproar over the country’s human rights record. “The Saudi weapons market is too big for any defense contractor to ignore, and the Saudi leadership is too sensitive to take chances with.” he told The Washington Post.
L3 And Harris Agree To Merge, Creating $33.5 Billion Military Technology Giant (The Washington Post) Lexington Institute’s Chief Operating Officer, Loren Thompson, told The Washington Post that the merger of L3 and Harris signals a return to the defense industry for former high-ranking Lockheed Martin official Chris Kubasik. “This clearly demonstrates he is not done being a major player in the defense sector,” Thompson said.
Concerns Over Saudi Role In Dissident’s Disappearance Could Affect Boeing Sales (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Lexington’s Loren Thompson doubted that recent controversy over Saudi Arabia would affect Boeing’s defense sales in the region. Thompson predicted that the absence of “concrete evidence” would indicate the continuation of sales in the region.
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