Senate Committee to Vote on 21st Century Postal Service Act

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will begin its mark up on Nov. 9 of the 21st Century Postal Reform Act (S. 1789).

The bill, introduced by Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Thomas Carper (D-DE) and Scott Brown (R-MA) on Nov. 2, provides short-term financial relief to the USPS, but also would inflict long-term damage to the nation’s mail system.

The bill would return overpayments made to the Federal Employees Retirement System, but it would not return overpayments to the Civil Service Retirement System.

Although the bill does not include several of the most odious parts of a bill pending in the House (H.R. 2309), by failing to provide more substantial financial relief, it would force the USPS to dismantle its network and impose severe cuts in service to the American people.

via Senate Committee to Vote on 21st Century Postal Service Act.

  • HMMMmmmmm…..

    Well this probably won’t help New Orleans P&DC. There is a town hall meeting tomorrow night, Nov 8th. This is to inform the general public of the results of the AMP study. They are supporting the consolidation of New Orleans P&DC into Baton Rouge P&DC, then closing it.

  • GENTLEMAN JIM

    CONGRESS CAN ARGUE ALL IT WANTS AND PASS AS MANY BILLS AS IT DESIRES. THE BALL IS THEN IN OBAMA’S COURT WITH ONE REMAINING QUESTION—DOES HE WANT TO BECOME THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO LITERALLY DESTROY THE 300-YEAR OLD POSTAL SERVICE?

  • Sara

    Why is everything President Obama fault? The people at fault are those Senators and Representatives that we as Postal employees help get elected by abandoning the Democratic Party and deciding to go with the Tea Party GOP. We as Postal employees need to help turn this country around by supporting President Obama and the Democratic Party.

  • Marilynn Reeves

    I think they all own stock in UPS and FedX so nothing would surprize me.

  • Jack

    Town hall’s all over the country, management trying to get us on their side. Fat chance.

  • crazy

    I’d like to know where they are going to get the money to return to USPS from overfunding FERS, because the gov’t spent it all and the last time i checked the govt is trillions of dollars in debt. Last i heard there are 11 different bills out there supposedly with 11 different ways to save the usps. typical gov’t and elections are coming! HR 1351 is the bill that is a good start. HR 2309 should be burnt immediately and the two sponsors (millionaire Issa and his puppet Ross) should be kicked out of the House