Issa Announces USPS Hearing Next Week
WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced that he would convene a full committee hearing next Wednesday to examine the future of the United States Postal Service.
The hearing will explore a range of options to avoid a multi-billion dollar taxpayer funded bailout and restore USPS to long-term financial solvency.“The Postal Service’s decision to first pursue modified Saturday delivery and then renege on its cost-cutting plan has seriously set back efforts to advance postal reform legislation,” said Issa. “This hearing will allow us to review a wide variety of options to bring the troubled agency back from insolvency.”
The modified six-day delivery schedule, announced on February 6th of this year, would’ve saved USPS approximately $2 billion per year. On April 10th, USPS reversed its earlier decision and decided not to pursue a modified delivery schedule.
Among the witnesses invited will be Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and members of the USPS Board of Governors, the Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed body that governs the Postal Service.
The hearing, entitled “Options to Bring the Postal Service Back from Insolvency,” will be held Wednesday April 17th at 9:30 a.m. in Rayburn 2154 and can be viewed online here.
The Honorable Mickey Barnett
Chairman, Board of Governors
United States Postal Service
The Honorable Gene Dodaro
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Mr. Patrick Donahoe
Postmaster General & CEO
United States Postal Service Panel
Mr. Frederic Rolando
The National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO