The Washington Post and other news outlets picked up an Associated Press (AP) article on the prospects for reform within USPS. An analysis conducted by C21, a trade group which includes the GCA, concluded that one solution is to lift the cap on postal rates, which would allow for a greater than one cent increase […]
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the new Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is beginning to engage with key mailing industry representatives in Washington, D.C. The Postal Affairs Committee looks forward to engaging Mr. Gowdy on reform of the USPS, a topic important to us all. Meanwhile, a new industry-wide stakeholder support letter to […]
Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan has made an appeal to the President, requesting that he nominate individuals to serve on the USPS Board of Governors. This issue, the state of the Postal Service, and more are covered in this Linn’s Stamp News report written by Washington Correspondent, Bill McAllister. Read more here.
Want to preview your USPS mail before it arrives? Very soon, customers may be able to do just that. Now being rolled out in selected areas, the USPS “Informed Delivery” program offers a first glance at mail about to hit your mailbox. More…
Contrary to what has sometimes been reported, there is optimism surrounding opportunities for postal reform. This article from the Washington Post offers some of the latest developments on the subject. Thanks to our Postal Affairs Committee and its Chair, Sarah Moe Myers, for their continued leadership during this critical year. Click here for more.
Legislation to stabilize Postal Service finances was recently introduced. H.R. 756, The Postal Reform Act of 2017, mirrors legislation that the GCA supported last year and is crucial to ensuring affordable postage rates for greeting card customers. A summary of the bill may be reviewed here. We thank the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for providing […]
Dear GCA Members, As the 115th Congress convenes, expectations are high for a great deal of early activity on major controversial issues ranging from healthcare to tax reform. Postal observers remain hopeful that action on postal reform legislation can pick up where it left off at the end of the last Congress. Meanwhile, a number […]