Yoder Notes that H.R. 3076 Has Bipartisan Backing, as well as Support from the U.S. Postal Service & Labor Unions, Making it Possible to Pass Before the Holidays
(WASHINGTON, D.C.—December 9, 2021)—Former Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.), executive director of the Keep US Posted campaign, today called on House of Representatives leadership to clear The Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076) for a floor vote before Congress recesses for the holidays.
The bipartisan legislation—which would free the Postal Service from a 2006 law requiring it to set aside funds for retiree health benefits 75 years in advance, as well as codify a six-day delivery schedule for most mail—is currently pending before the House Committee on Ways and Means, where Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) has expressed interest in moving the legislation to the floor for a vote before the end of the year.
“The Postal Service Reform Act presents Congress with a rare opportunity to easily make a positive difference in the lives of all Americans,” said Yoder. “The legislation not only has bipartisan support, but it has also been approved by U.S. Postal Service leadership and labor unions. You don’t see many pieces of legislation which have that kind of support, especially these days, and it’s also rare for one bill to positively affect every voter, every family and every business in the nation like the Postal Service Reform Act would.”
Yoder continued, “In Congress, I advocated for a strong U.S. Postal Service with a six-day mail delivery requirement. That’s because reliable mail service is critical for our country. Nearly everywhere I go now, however, I hear people talking about their mail—even rent, bills and prescription medications—being late and pricier to send. The U.S. Postal Service is the only institution capable of going the last mile to reach and serve every American, and now it needs swift help from Congress.”
ABOUT KEEP US POSTED
Supported by Consumer Action, The American Forest & Paper Association, Envelope Manufacturers Association, Greeting Card Association, National Association of Presort Mailers, National Newspaper Association, Printing United Alliance, Hallmark, and other industry and consumer voices, Keep US Posted supports bipartisan Postal Reform legislation (H.R. 3076), which helps to fix financial issues at USPS, while highlighting far better alternatives to current and future efforts to slow the mail and increase postage, which are outlined in the USPS 10-year “Delivering for America” plan and already being put into action. To learn more about the campaign and get involved, visit www.KeepUSPosted.org.