WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman today issued the following statement regarding the Sen. Tom Carper’s (D-DE) introduction of a Postal Reform bill.
“We appreciate Senator Carper’s leadership on the introduction of legislation aimed at improving the financial viability of the U.S. Postal Service. AF&PA’s top priority in comprehensive postal reform is rate stability and customer service if mail is to compete with ever-increasing options to reach consumers. We remain concerned about the effects of the exigency rate increase. It was intended to be a limited escape valve for extraordinary circumstances and not a permanent solution.
“AF&PA looks forward to working with Chairman Ron Johnson and Senator Carper to address industry concerns and ensure that the vital services provided by the Postal Service are maintained for all Americans.”