While there are many positive provisions in the Postal Service Reform Act that the U.S. House of Representatives passed on February 8, it leaves unresolved the most critical issues at the U.S. Postal Service. These include: mail delivery is institutionalized to be slower than it was in the 1970s; there is insufficient attention to understanding costs and allocating them properly; and the USPS’s regulator, the Postal Regulatory Commission, is at a huge structural disadvantage to USPS. The U.S. Senate should examine these issues when it takes up the legislation. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler discusses this in an Op-Ed in The Hill here.
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