USPS has responded to the Postal Reform Act of 2013, which was approved by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Wednesday and sent to the full House of Representatives for further action.
The Postal Service said in a prepared statement, “We thank the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for recognizing the urgent need for comprehensive postal reform legislation by voting the Postal Reform Act of 2013 out of committee.”
The statement adds, “We will evaluate the Postal Reform Act of 2013 to determine whether it meets that goal. The Postal Service looks forward to working with Chairman [Darrell] Issa and the committee to improve the bill as it makes its way through the legislative process.”
In his July 17 testimony before the committee, PMG Pat Donahoe said postal reform legislation should be evaluated on whether it results in $20 billion in savings for USPS by 2017.