USPS on H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

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2/6/17 –USPS News Link – PMG Megan J. Brennan is thanking members of a U.S. House of Representatives committee for introducing a bipartisan bill to reform the Postal Service.

The legislation was introduced last week by members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, including Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and members Mark Meadows (R-NC), Gerry Connelly (D-VA), Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Dennis Ross (R-FL).

In a statement, the PMG thanked the committee members “for introducing a bipartisan postal reform bill that is fiscally responsible and that if passed would enable the Postal Service to invest in the future and to continue to provide affordable, reliable and secure delivery service to every business and home in America.”

The legislation provides some additional product flexibility, encourages innovation and restores half the exigent rate increase that ended in April 2016, among other reforms.

“Enactment of the bill, favorable resolution of the Postal Regulatory Commission’s pricing system review, and continued aggressive management actions will return the Postal Service to financial stability,” Brennan said.

The committee is scheduled to hold a hearing to discuss the bill Feb. 7.

2/2/17 – “I thank Chairman Jason Chaffetz, Ranking Member Elijah Cummings as well as other members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee including Representatives Mark Meadows, Gerry Connolly, Stephen Lynch, and Dennis Ross, for introducing a bipartisan postal reform bill that is fiscally responsible and that if passed would enable the Postal Service to invest in the future and to continue to provide affordable, reliable, and secure delivery service to every business and home in America.  Enactment of the bill, favorable resolution of the Postal Regulatory Commission’s pricing system review, and continued aggressive management actions will return the Postal Service to financial stability.”
— Postmaster General & CEO Megan Brennan

One thought on “USPS on H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

  1. Issue # 1 this is a one-sided deal that relieves the Postal Service of its fiduciary responsibility to its employees.
    so how are postal retirees benefiting will the postal service share some of this windfall by reducing other costs like life insurance why are the postal retirees treated differently from other federal retirees the postal service has the same means to cover costs as every other company you must increase prices of your products as well as balance employees benefits cuts not just push the entire burden on postal retirees.
    Issue # 2 who told the Postal Unions, Postal Service, Congress they speak for currently retired postal employees who are now federal retirees none of these entities have the right to bargain away current retiree benefits they can speak for their current membership but not retired workers who have no ties to the postal serves or postal unions.
    I can see an organization like AARP or a union who exclusively representing retired federal workers but it seem to be a conflict of interest here that is transferring cost from current postal employees to retired federal employees at their expense this needs to be heard by a federal judge its seem to be sanctioning a whole group of retiree individual rights.

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