Lawmakers introduce postal reform bill
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Mar 23, 2018
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced long awaited, comprehensive postal reform legislation that aims to put the Postal Service back in the black.
The 2018 Postal Service Reform Act (S. 2629) was introduced by Democratic Sens. Tom Carper (Del.) Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Republican Jerry Moran (Kansas).
The group says the bill will improve performance in rural communities and promote the development of new products and services.
“The bill addresses USPS’s significant net losses and missed payments, protecting it from the need for future bailouts and preserving employees’ retirement benefits,” according a news release by McCaskill. “ It also seeks to improve delivery in rural communities in particular by requiring increased transparency and enforcement.”
In addition, the bill expands USPS’s existing business model by allowing it to ship beer, wine, and other alcohol.
Read the full text of the bill here.