A bipartisan group of lawmakers within the Home and Senate has come collectively on a invoice that might finish the 15-year Republican sabotage of the US Postal Service.
In keeping with a press release from Rep. Pete DeFazio (D-OR), “Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Tom Reed (NY-23), Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Colin Allred (TX-32) and Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) as we speak introduced reintroduction of the USPS Equity Act, bipartisan laws to offer the USA Postal Service (USPS) much-needed monetary aid by ending the company’s burdensome prefunding mandate on future retiree well being advantages.”
The aim of the laws, which handed the Home final 12 months with greater than 300 votes is to finish the mandate that the Postal Service should prefund retiree well being advantages a long time prematurely. The insidious mandate was put in place in a 2006 regulation to bankrupt the Postal Service, and fulfill one of many Republican Social gathering’s largest privatization fantasies.
Rep. DeFazio mentioned, “Individuals depend upon a dependable Postal Service. That is very true for rural areas in addition to veterans and seniors in my district, who depend on six-day and door-to-door service for his or her mail, small companies, and prescription medicines. The unreasonable prefunding mandate has threatened the survival of the USPS and positioned in danger very important providers for the thousands and thousands who depend on it. The prefunding mandate coverage is predicated on the absurd notion of paying for the retirement funds of people that don’t but, and will not ever, work for the Postal Service. I’m hopeful that, underneath a Biden Administration, we are able to lastly repeal this ludicrous coverage, present the USPS with essential monetary aid, and take step one in the direction of much-needed complete reform.”
The laws has bipartisan help within the Home and Senate and does stand a very good likelihood of passage.
Joe Biden is within the White Home. Democrats management Congress, which signifies that it’s time for decades-long Republican war on the Post Office to be delivered to an finish.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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