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House Panel Advances Bipartisan Postal Overhaul Measure, USPS Board Gets New Members

Gov Exec

Congress on Thursday took multiple actions to support the U.S. Postal Service, advancing legislation to relieve the agency of some of its financial burdens and providing it with additional leadership.


U.S. Senators Gillibrand and Sanders, Representatives Ocasio-Cortez, Pascrell, and Kaptur Call on Congress to Implement Postal Banking Pilot Programs

Sierra Sun Times


Postal Banking in the U.S.? It’s Not as Unlikely as It Sounds

Bloomberg News

The right kind of arrangement would help the USPS as well as millions of unbanked Americans.


USPS Defends Slower Mail Proposal Before Its Regulator

Gov Exec

U.S. Postal Service officials in recent days defended the agency’s plan to slow down delivery for some mail to members of the public, suggesting the reform would achieve significant savings and allow its customers to follow a more predictable schedule.

The question-and-response session came as part of the Postal Regulatory Commission’s review of the mail delivery window changes, issued under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10-year plan to eliminate USPS losses. Postal officials defended the models they used in making assumptions related to their plans, though they repeatedly stated they did not evaluate the impact on particular groups or reach out to customers at all.


Can Shipping Alcohol Save The Post Office?


Elva Ramirez
Online alcohol sales, during the pandemic, have surged. The U.S. Postal Service’s fortunes, during the same time, cratered. What if alcohol delivery could save the U.S Postal Service?


Postal banking, alcohol delivery could save the U.S. Postal Service, experts say

NBC News

By Mary Pflum
When U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy laid out plans Tuesday for the future of the post office, he pointed to higher postage rates and slower first class mail as a means of stemming postal service losses he says could reach $160 billion.

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Biden to nominate 3 to USPS Board of Governors CNN Digital Expansion


President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced three nominees to fill most of the vacancies on the US Postal Service Board of Governors, fulfilling a promise that the administration would make the board and the agency a priority in the early days of his presidency.


Rep. Cori Bush blasts lack of diversity on U.S. Postal Service board of governors

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rep. Cori Bush, D-Missouri, during a congressional hearing Wednesday, sharply criticized the U.S. Postal Service for a lack of diversity in its top ranks.


Weary postal workers hope Biden will bring new tone, change

AP News

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service’s stretch of challenges didn’t end with the November general election and tens of millions of mail-in votes. The pandemic-depleted workforce fell further into a hole during the holiday rush, leading to long hours and a mountain of delayed mail.