Dear Industry Member:
I’m excited to report the Senate passed the Postal Service Reform Act tonight, with a strong bipartisan vote of 79-19. The legislation marks the most significant overhaul to the USPS’ operations since the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), signed in 2006.
The Postal Service Reform Act now heads to the desk of President Biden, who has previously indicated he will sign it.
You Answered Our Call
On behalf of ACMA, I would like to thank our members and others for your continuous advocacy and engagement efforts both in the House and Senate. At this critical juncture in Washington, the legislation would not have passed but for engagement from the industry and stakeholders. We worked diligently with other industry groups to engage you and others in the mailing community and you stepped up. Here are some highlights of the bill:
- ends the requirement (from PAEA) that the Postal Service prefund retiree health care expenses and requires postal retirees to enroll in Medicare;
- retains six-day delivery for mail and packages; and
- requires the Postal Service to develop a service performance dashboard.
Also Worth A Look
- click here to watch Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (pictured above) press conference
- click here, here and here for various news reports
Thank you again for all you’ve done. We will report more to you soon.
President & Executive Director
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