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Package Coalition Applauds US Senate For Its Bipartisan Support of the Postal Service Reform Act

Washington, DC - Today the United States Senate passed the bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act (HR 3076) to support vital mail and package delivery for American consumers and businesses across the country. The overwhelming bipartisan 79-19 vote sends the bill to the desk of a supportive President Biden.

“The Postal Service Reform Act’s passage in the Senate marks the final legislative hurdle towards preserving the affordable and reliable delivery services that Americans rely on. The Package Coalition thanks Senator Peters, Senator Portman and the bipartisan co-sponsors for showing incredible leadership and coming together across the aisle to strengthen a cornerstone institution for rural Americans, small businesses, seniors and every American consumer across the country,” said Package Coalition Chairman John McHugh.  “We look forward to President Biden’s signature on this common sense legislation to support the Postal Service and codify the requirement to deliver mail and packages together through an integrated network at least six days a week everywhere in the United States.”

The Congressional Budget Office concluded that the bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act will save the federal government $1.5 billion over 10 years. 

The Postal Service’s integrated delivery network for mail and packages maintains the efficiencies, affordable prices and universal service that is already so critical for Americans. This is especially important at a time of record inflation and already strained supply chains. Breaking apart the Postal Service network would have destroyed the agency’s package business, harming the millions of Americans who rely on the Postal Service for affordable package delivery and only benefiting private carriers like UPS. Package delivery services contribute $13 billion to the Postal Service’s bottom line, which supports its mail delivery and avoids the prospect of a taxpayer bailout.