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GCA and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

Partnering in Support of Common Sense Postal Solutions

The GCA works with the U.S.P.S. to protect the citizen mailer and advocates for 6-day mail delivery, affordable rates and a financially- sound postal service.

6/16/16 Notice to GCA Members Regarding House Committee’s Draft Postal Legislation

Dear GCA Members,

Recently, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released draft legislation to stabilize Postal Service finances.  The GCA Postal Affairs Committee is in the process of evaluating the legislation and consulting our colleagues within the mailing industry with whom we have been working as well as the Postal Service management team to assess the bill thoroughly.

We are pleased that for the first time in several years, postal legislation from the House of Representatives does not seek to end Saturday mail service.  Our initial impression is that this bill could be an effective approach to addressing the Postal Service’s financial challenges prior to the major review of the rate setting system due to begin this December.

We will be in touch with a detailed analysis and recommendation as soon as possible.  In the meantime a summary of the bill can be found at this link.

The complete bill text can be accessed here.

GCA Postal Affairs Committee

We engage with a variety of advocacy working groups, and have built a powerful coalition, all of whom are staunch supporters of maintaining the USPS as an independent entity, while also working to maintain six day mail delivery and identify cost-saving initiatives that help to maintain service quality and rate stability. We also support the current real price for single piece, First Class Mail.

Interested in serving as a member of this committee? Contact Rafe Morrissey, VP of Postal Affairs.