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Breaking News—Our Washington, DC team heard from their contacts that Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) has reached an agreement with House Oversight Chair Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) on postal reform. The Committee will likely mark-up on Thursday, May 13th. This has the potential to change, but we wanted to share the information with you as soon as we heard.
The legislation will include: elimination of the current pre-funding mandate of USPS healthcare cost, requires new postal retirees to enroll in Medicare (but optional for current retirees), requires preservation of six-day delivery, provides flexibility to the PMG to utilize ground transportation for cost efficiency and flexibility, and requires key progress reports to Congress on the PMG’s implementation of his reform plan. The latter point, requiring reports to Congress is a UPMA priority and one that we were successful in getting included in the Collins (R-ME)/Feinstein (D-CA) because it is important to a number of members of Congress to support this legislation.
UPMA has been consistent in promoting that any postal reform legislation be bi-partisan and able to pass the Senate with a filibuster proof vote. President Heins has engaged consistently with members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee to accomplish UPMA’s priorities.