Connolly Statement on the Release of the Postal Task Force Report
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement regarding the recent report authored by the Trump Administration’s Postal Task Force:
“The Postal Task Force’s report, “United States Postal System: A Sustainable Path Forward” provides just the opposite – a path towards higher prices, less service, and fewer customers. Instead of engaging in meaningful consultations with Congress, the Task Force produced a report to support and continue the Trump Administration’s unpopular push towards privatizing the Postal Service. A better way forward for the Postal Service is legislation pending in Congress, which has broad bipartisan support and the support of all postal stakeholders. The Postal Reform Act would provide the Postal Service with the legislative relief that it needs to stabilize its finances, modernize its business model, and return to solvency in order to continue to provide dependable service to millions of Americans across this country who rely on it.”
Connolly is an original cosponsor of the Postal Service Reform Act, which was approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with a bipartisan voice vote in March, 2017.