Bipartisan Postal Service Reform Helps Ensure Sustainable USPS
AF&PA encourages additional policy to provide rate certainty
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WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock today released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing The Postal Service Reform Act into law:
“The Postal Service Reform Act is a historic step forward for the United States Postal Service (USPS). These bipartisan reforms come at a time when USPS plays a critical role for our nation’s communications and commerce.
“Millions of Americans across the country rely on timely and affordable mail and package delivery services. In 2020, USPS delivered approximately 39%, or nearly $6.5 billion worth of communications papers produced in the U.S. and delivered 7.3 billion parcels with paper-based packaging materials.
“However, this law does not address the issue of rate uncertainties for mailers. AF&PA encourages additional policy actions needed to provide rate certainty, like a rate cap consistent with the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.
“The Postal Reform Act, along with continued efforts, will help ensure a more sustainable future for USPS. It increases transparency, improves service and keeps U.S. mail as a competitive option in the 21st century.”