While the Postal Service Reform Act is often touted as improving mail delivery times and service, it will have the opposite effect. As Congress was considering the legislation, signed by President Biden on April 6, the U.S. Postal Service was slowing delivery times for 39 percent of first-class mail, which it could do on its own. And things have gotten worse. The Postal Service is now saying it will be years before it now meets the slower standards that went into effect on October 1, 2021. As Congress did not address mail delivery times in the Postal Service Reform Act, the U.S. Postal Service will be emboldened to provide even slower service. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler discusses these and related issues in an Op-Ed in InsideSoures here.
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