Tillis, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Stabilize USPS and Promote Long-Term Sustainable Service | Beaufort County Now | This week, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and his colleagues introduced bipartisan legislation to set the United States Postal Service on a more sustainable financial footing

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and his colleagues introduced bipartisan legislation to set the United States Postal Service on a more sustainable financial footing and support the goal of providing long-term reliable service across the country. The bill strengthens transparency and accountability for Postal Service performance, eliminates unnecessary financial burdens, and helps ensure the Postal Service can better serve the American people.

    "Americans rely on the U.S. Postal Service every day to promptly and successfully deliver their mail," said Senator Tillis. "Additionally, North Carolinians count on the USPS to deliver prescriptions and utilize their services to facilitate commerce and pay their bills. It's crucial that we provide them with the proper financial support and strengthen transparency and accountability so Americans can rely on their service all year long."

    The Postal Service Reform Act would eliminate the aggressive prefunding requirement that has hurt the Postal Service financially, and integrate postal worker retirees' health care with Medicare. Together, these two reforms would create $45.9 billion in savings for the Postal Service over the next ten years. In addition, the bill would require the Postal Service to maintain its standard of delivering at least six days a week. The legislation would improve transparency of Postal Service operations to both customers and Congress by requiring the publication of easily accessible weekly service data on the Postal Service website, as well as issuing a detailed report to Congress every six months on Postal Service finances and operations. The bill also includes bipartisan provisions for Postal Service accountability and growth.

    To see the full text of the Postal Service Reform Act, please click HERE.
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