February 24, 2021
Breaking Postal News from Washington

Today, the House Government Oversight and Government Reform Committee met to discuss the future of Postal Reform. While Postmaster DeJoy was testifying on Capitol Hill, the White House announced the nomination of three additional members to the Postal Service Board of Governors.

As reported in the Washington Post, President Biden will nominate Ron Stroman, the Postal Service’s recently retired deputy postmaster general; Amber McReynolds, the chief executive of National Vote at Home Institute; and Anton Hajjar, the former general counsel of the American Postal Workers Union.

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform said, "It is crystal clear that the Postal Service’s performance and its financial condition have deteriorated significantly, and new and better leadership is urgently needed." With the nomination of two Democrats and one Independent, PMG DeJoy's role is increasingly in jeopardy.

The focus of today's hearing was to discuss legislation that includes several provisions to relieve the financial burdens and to enhance transparency regarding performance.  The current draft includes provisions on Medicare integration, repealing a requirement for the Postal Service to pre-fund retiree health care, and service performance standards.

You can read more about today's events, here.

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