Chairman Darrell Issa and ranking member Elijah E. Cummings, of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, have both released draft discussion legislation to reform the Postal Service. We are releasing our common-sense solution that sets the Postal Service on a path to solvency without cutting critical services or raising rates. It is our hope that out of this exchange of ideas, a solutions-focused and productive conversation can continue between Congress, the Postal Service and the general public.
Ultimately, the American public needs a fully functioning and fiscally sound Postal Service. Our analysis lays out common-sense structural reforms that will achieve the necessary operational efficiency and cost savings. More importantly, we provide flexibility to all stakeholders with more than 100 alternative proposals that preserve the universal service and affordable prices that consumers expect and deserve from the Postal Service.
George White is the chairman of the Greeting Card Associationís Postal Affairs Committee.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.