H.R. 3629 (103rd): Postal Service Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1993

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Nov 22, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 3629 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3629

To rescind appropriations for the United States Postal Service in an amount equal to the amount expended by the Postal Service in the design and implementation of its new corporate logo.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 22, 1993

Mr. COPPERSMITH (for himself, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Mr. KREIDLER, Mr. STENHOLM, Mr. FINGERHUT, Mr. CANADY, Mr. CRANE, Mr. MCCANDLESS, Mr. POSHARD, Mr. EWING, Mr. ARCHER, Mr. HOCHBRUECKNER, Mr. TAYLOR of Mississippi, Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas, Mr. LANCASTER, Mr. KINGSTON, and Mr. GALLEGLY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations


A BILL

To rescind appropriations for the United States Postal Service in an amount equal to the amount expended by the Postal Service in the design and implementation of its new corporate logo.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Postal Service Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1993’.

SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds that--

      (1) the decision by the United States Postal Service to change its corporate logo is inconsistent with tight budgetary times;

      (2) the United States Postal Service should concentrate on more substantive means of improving its image among the public, such as increasing the reliability of mail delivery, promoting excellence in customer service, and fulfilling claims of job reductions;

      (3) the Federal Government should act in a fiscally responsible manner, and should eschew cheap and tawdry approaches to image improvement at public expense; and

      (4) the rescission of funds provided for in this Act, which will take effect only if the United States Postal Service persists in its plans for a new corporate logo, is a legitimate exercise of the congressional power of the purse.

SEC. 3. RESCISSION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Of the funds made available for ‘POSTAL SERVICE--Payment to the Postal Service Fund’ in the Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1994 (Public Law 103-123), $6,600,000 shall be rescinded on January 1, 1994, unless, prior to such date, the Postmaster General notifies the Congress that the United States Postal Service will not proceed with the adoption and implementation of a new corporate logo.