Lexington’s Paul Steidler was quoted in an article by the National Journal about a possible U.S. House of Representatives vote on the Postal Service Reform Act by mid-February. The measure will repeal payments the U.S. Postal Service has to make to its retiree health care fund and require mail be delivered six days a week, among other provisions. However, the bill does not include measures such as a mandate for improved mail delivery times.
Steidler was concerned that some issues left out of the bill would remain unaddressed in the future. “There’s an element of relief here that certainly has to be part of the package, but there’s some big things here that are not being included that should be,” he said. “One of the concerns that a lot of people have is if we go through with these changes, is there ever going to be momentum to have legislation to compel the Postal Service to improve its mail, to better manage its costs?”
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