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USPS responds to task force’s establishment

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The Trump administration has established a task force to review the postal system.

USPS has provided its view on the April 12 announcement that the Trump administration has established a task force to review the postal system.

In a statement, the organization notes Congress structured USPS to pay for its operations through the sale of products and services without receiving any tax revenues. Fundamental statutory reforms are needed to ensure USPS can continue to provide prompt, reliable and efficient universal postal services, according to the statement.

“As we have repeatedly stressed, these business model problems are serious but solvable, and the president’s executive order establishing the Task Force on the United States Postal System provides an opportunity to further consider these important public policy issues,” Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan said. “An open and transparent review process in which the perspectives of all stakeholders are fully represented to develop reform proposals could benefit American businesses and consumers.”

The Postal Service’s statement also calls for immediate legislative and regulatory reform while the task force’s recommendations are being developed and considered by the president and Congress.

Said Brennan: “We therefore continue to urge Congress to enact the pending postal reform legislation and the Postal Regulatory Commission to replace the current price cap on our mailing products. We will continue to aggressively manage our business, and to serve the American public.”

You can read the full statement on the USPS Newsroom site.

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