After years of broader postal reform bills failing to pass, the House this week will vote on a measure to repeal the Postal Service’s mandate to pre-fund health care benefits for future retirees.
The White House’s task force on USPS recommends reamortizing payments that would, in the long-term, save the Postal Service about $20 billion. That would also increase annual retirement contributions.
In today’s Federal Newscast, up to $1 billion from DoD is now available to help support the Homeland Security Department’s drug enforcement efforts at the southern border.
The U.S. Postal Service delivers your mail and packages. And depending on the outcome of pending negotiations, your neighborhood letter carrier could also be your local census-taker.
The most recent plan to save the Postal Service involves taking a page out of the private sector’s book: required enrollment in Medicare.
Democrats and Republicans both agree the Postal Service needs congressional help to better its budget, but getting there is a tougher problem.