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USPS Issues Report to Congress

The Postal Service has released its annual Report to Congress, which includes a Comprehensive Statement of Operations for fiscal year (FY) 2023 as well as the FY 2024 Performance Plan. In an introduction to the report, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Chairman of the Board of Governors Roman Martinez discussed the intent of the March […]

PRC Critical of USPS Flats Plan

The plan for addressing long-standing issues with flat-shaped mail that was submitted by the Postal Service is lacking in details and analysis, according to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Congress directed the PRC to conduct a Flats Operations Study Report, which led the PRC, in turn, to direct the Postal Service develop and implement a […]

House Members Introduce Bipartisan Mail-in Ballot Envelope Bill

Members of the House of Representatives have introduced a piece of bipartisan legislation that would improve the tracking capabilities for mail-in ballot envelopes. The Vote By Mail Tracking Act is sponsored by Representatives Katie Porter (D-CA), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Kweisi Mfume (D-MD), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) […]

Consumer Price Index Summary

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4% in September on a seasonally adjusted basis, after increasing 0.6 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 3.7% before seasonal adjustment. -PostCom Bulletin / Bureau of Labor Statistics

House Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Transparency of Mail-in Ballots

Representatives Katie Porter (D-CA), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Kweisi Mfume (D-MD), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase transparency of mail-in ballots. The Vote By Mail Tracking Act would require ballots to include tracking barcodes and an official logo to certify […]

President Biden Announces Key PRC Nominee

Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individual to serve as a key leader in his Administration: Thomas G. Day, Nominee for Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission.  Day has 45 years of service in the federal government in both the U.S. Army and the Postal Service. During his 35 years […]

Congressmen Send Letter to Postal BOG Requesting Pause in Rate Increases:

Congressmen Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11)and Jake LaTurner (R-KS-2) sent a letter to the Postal Service Board of Governors on September 5 requesting a pause on its current approach to increasing rates on mailers. They also asked the Board to inform them on 1) any variance on projections for mail volume the USPS will lose due to […]

Hinchey and Rolison Protest USPS Consolidation Plan

PostCom Bulletin / Mid-Hudson News: Two NY Hudson Valley state senators are calling on the postmaster general to conduct a study of a planned new sorting and delivery structure for mail before implementing it in September. In a letter to the top postal official, Senators Michelle Hinchey (D, Saugerties) and Rob Rolison (R, Poughkeepsie) said […]

USPS Faces Bipartisan Pushback as It Ramps Up Consolidation Efforts

PostCom Bulletin: The Postal Service is facing intensifying pressure as it prepares to significantly scale up its efforts to consolidate mail sorting into fewer facilities, with lawmakers in both parties and employees warning of the unintended consequences of the plan. A Republican lawmaker, Representative Bill Huizenga (R-MI), recently questioned the consolidation plan’s impact on his […]