Measure aims to prevent privatizing USPS
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Sep 19, 2018
A bipartisan piece of legislation has been introduced by lawmakers in an attempts to thwart President Trump’s plans to privatize the U.S. Postal Service.
The joint resolution (S.Res. 633) was introduced by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and includes five Republican cosponsors and the signatures of 190 lawmaker of both parties.
For years, she has worked to ensure accountability at USPS, and serves as the top Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which has jurisdiction over USPS.
“Local post offices are the backbones of our rural communities—even more so now as small businesses rely on the Postal Service for the ability to participate in online business,” McCaskill said in a statement. “The incentives simply aren’t there for private companies to take mail that last mile for people living in rural communities, and I’m going to fight tooth and nail to ensure… access to the critical services the Postal Service provides,” she continued.
The lawmakers contend that privatizing USPS would cause prices to increase and result in reduced services, primarily in rural comminutes.