Postal Reform

Benefits of the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (HR 3076)

Ensures that USPS will continue delivering mail and packages together six days a week to every address.

  • House passed: 342 – 92; Senate passed: 79 – 19
  • Keeps fair competition and affordable access while protecting against rural surcharges imposed by private carriers on more than half of the zip codes in the country.
  • This is important to ecommerce, economic growth and job creation – especially for small businesses 

Identifies USPS as part of the national critical economic infrastructure

  • Evident throughout the pandemic, USPS acts as a lifeline for seniors and rural Americans receiving mail-order medicines, essential goods, and ecommerce.


Remedies unfair financial burdens previously imposed on the Postal Service, as called for in Postmaster General DeJoy’s 10-year strategic plan, “Delivering for America.”


Restricts the Postal Service from banking and other non-postal businesses.

  • Ensures USPS sticks to delivering mail and packages. This includes assisting government agencies with services like issuing hunting and fishing licenses at post offices.


Increases transparency of operations by requiring a service “dashboard”


Saves the federal government $1.5 billion over 10 years according to CBO.


Keeps our country connected and is consistent with the Constitution. The Postal Service’s mission of binding the nation together through a universal service obligation in practice has meant ensuring that individuals and businesses in rural states have the same access and service as those in urban areas. 


Beware of private express carriers seeking changes to reverse or dilute these provisions in the future.

  • Changes to these provisions would only benefit the private express carrierswho hope to force USPS to raise prices so they can raise prices, as well.



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