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House has Reintroduced the Postal Reform Bill

The United States House of Representatives has reintroduced the postal reform bill it first introduced early last year. It is called the Postal Reform Act of 2018. The bill’s new number is HR 6076, and can be read in full through the below link:

H.R. 6076

It was introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC-11th) and cosponsored by Reps. Steve Russell (R-OK-6th), Dennis Ross (R-FL-15th), Elijah Cummings (D-MD-7th), Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11th), and Stephen Lynch (D-MA-8th).

The bill requires the USPS to come up with a plan to manage its debt, taking into account “projected changes in mail volume, projected changes in the number of employees needed to carry out the responsibilities of the Postal Service, the long-term capital needs of the Postal Service, including the need to maintain, repair and replace facilities and equipment and the distinctions between market-dominant and competitive products.” The goal is to stabilize the USPS as an integral part of domestic and international supply chains.

It is unknown if this will move forward or if it will hold until the Presidential Task Force work is complete, but this is something that we at Priority Envelope are excited to see progress. Watch for updates from Congress as well from our website’s news page:

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