Corker Strongly Disappointed On Congress' Stance On Postal Service

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Senator Bob Corker, (R-Tn.), expressed strong disappointment that Congress will not vote on Senator Coburn's amendment that would free the Postal Service to make one change it believes is necessary to reduce costs.  

Specifically, Senate Amendment 68, which Senator Corker has cosponsored, would strike language in the CR that could mandate six-day delivery. The Postal Service estimates it would save roughly $2 billion a year by moving to five-day delivery for some postal products.

“This is typical Washington—wanting to have our cake and eat it, too.  We all know that we need to allow the Postal Service the flexibility to make necessary reforms and cut costs so it can operate more efficiently and effectively, and yet Congress continues to stand in the way.  This is a missed opportunity to enable the Postal Service to enact reforms it sees are necessary in order to reduce risk for taxpayers.”

 


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