Davis Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Support the U.S. Postal Service
H.R. 3076, the Postal Service Reform Act, enacts several reforms to help the USPS become financially viable, expand services, and identify and adopt efficiencies
U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) is co-sponsoring H.R. 3076, the bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act, which enacts several reforms to help the United States Postal Service (USPS) become financially viable and enact efficiencies across the USPS, along with expanding services and providing sufficient independent oversight of the USPS. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).
“I have been a strong supporter of the Postal Service throughout my time in Congress,” said Rep. Davis. “The USPS is a lifeline to communities I represent, particularly those in rural areas. For many families, the USPS delivers live-saving medication, benefits, or messages from loved ones. Their services are critical. That’s why I’m co-sponsoring the Postal Service Reform Act, so we can make the USPS financially viable for generations to come and implement efficiencies that will protect taxpayers and consumers alike.”
USPS’s financial condition continues to deteriorate due to several factors, primarily because of the legislative requirement that the USPS prefund its retiree health benefits. The agency’s liabilities have drastically increased because of the prefund mandate. For example, 83% of the $8.8 billion the USPS lost in Fiscal Year 2019 came from payments into its retiree pension fund and retiree health benefits fund.
The Postal Service Reform Act will help the USPS become financially viable and protect and expand services with the following reforms:
Rep. Davis has been a strong supporter of the USPS. Davis has co-sponsored legislation in previous sessions of Congress to enact reforms and provide additional federal support to the USPS and has even urged leaders of his own party to support the USPS in negotiations over COVID-19 relief legislation at the onset of the pandemic.
Davis Supports Additional Federal Assistance for the United States Postal Service