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House committee introduces bill

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A bipartisan postal reform bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

PMG Megan J. Brennan is thanking members of a U.S. House of Representatives committee for introducing a bipartisan bill to reform the Postal Service.

The legislation was introduced last week by members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, including Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and members Mark Meadows (R-NC), Gerry Connelly (D-VA), Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Dennis Ross (R-FL).

In a statement, the PMG thanked the committee members “for introducing a bipartisan postal reform bill that is fiscally responsible and that if passed would enable the Postal Service to invest in the future and to continue to provide affordable, reliable and secure delivery service to every business and home in America.”

The legislation provides some additional product flexibility, encourages innovation and restores half the exigent rate increase that ended in April 2016, among other reforms.

“Enactment of the bill, favorable resolution of the Postal Regulatory Commission’s pricing system review, and continued aggressive management actions will return the Postal Service to financial stability,” Brennan said.

The committee is scheduled to hold a hearing to discuss the bill Feb. 7.

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