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 Association’s Postal Affairs Committee.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.