Package Coalition Statement on House Oversight Postal Hearing

Washington, DC - April 30, 2019 - Package Coalition spokesperson John M. McHugh issued the following statement after today’s House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on postal issues:

"The U.S. Postal Service’s package delivery business is a bright spot that is growing and profitable. In 2018, package delivery services contributed a $7.6 billion profit to the Postal Service’s overall bottom line and represented the single fastest area of revenue growth for USPS. As Congress examines potential changes to the Postal Service, we urge them to avoid taking any steps that could arbitrarily and needlessly raise prices for American consumers and businesses to send and receive packages, especially in remote and rural areas.

“The Postal Service is crucial to the success of America’s thriving ecommerce economy. With its more than 159 million points of delivery, seven days a week, the Postal Service is often the only affordable package carrier to remote and rural areas, serving as a critical economic lifeline for rural Americans.

"We look forward to continuing our work with Congress and other policymakers to support and sustain reliable, affordable and universal postal package delivery services for all Americans."