Save the USPS
Save the USPS
"The Senate has passed a bill to save USPS billions of dollars and reform deliveries
(NPR) In a rare move of bipartisan support, the Senate passed a bill Tuesday night that will shore up the U.S. Postal Service's finances, providing support for the struggling agency and also ensuring service six days of the week.
The Postal Service Reform Act, approved by a 79-19 vote, cleared the House with overwhelming support last month. It comes after decades of losses from the Postal Service, while reliance on mail delivery only increased during the pandemic.
The bill aims to both cut costs and ensure more transparency. In addition to operating six days a week, the USPS will be required to create an online dashboard with data to track national delivery times. The USPS will also no longer have to pre-fund health benefits to its employees, which would save about $27 billion over the next 10 years.
"This bill, which has been 15 years in the making, will finally help the Postal Service overcome burdensome requirements that threaten their ability to provide reliable service to the American people," Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., who helped lead the legislation, said in a statement."
I started this petition almost two years ago. It's really been amazing to see so many who've shown their support and I'd like to thank everyone whose signed it.
I'd also like to thank everyone who took the time to write a comment and tell their stories of support. It was inspiring to read. I'm sure all of our collective support through many different outlets led to this decision.
And while I like my Postmaster General's not investigated by the FBI, I think this is a major win.
I'm going to consider this petition closed.
Thank you again and never let anyone doubt what millions of focused voices can accomplish for the better.