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H.R. 146: Care Packages for Our Heroes Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 4, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 146

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2021

(for himself and Mr. Fitzpatrick) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To amend title 39, United States Code, to direct the United States Postal Service to establish rates of postage for packages shipped by priority mail from the United States to a foreign Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office, or Diplomatic Post Office, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Care Packages for Our Heroes Act of 2021.

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Establishment of rates of postage for packages shipped by priority mail from the United States to a foreign Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office, or Diplomatic Post Office

(a)

In general

Section 3632 of title 39, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(d)

Exemption

Notwithstanding subsection (a), not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Postal Service shall establish rates of postage for packages shipped by priority mail from the United States to a foreign Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office, or Diplomatic Post Office address whereby such packages may not be charged a zoned rate greater than the zone 2 rate (as that term is defined in section 608.9 of the Domestic Mail Manual, or any successor manual).

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(b)

Authorization of appropriations

Section 2401 of title 39, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(h)

As reimbursement to the Postal Service for the costs of carrying out subsection (d) of section 3632, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Postal Service for any fiscal year an amount equal to the revenue difference between the estimated revenue the Postal Service would have received during such fiscal year if such subsection had not been enacted and the estimated revenue the Postal Service would receive during such fiscal year as a result of carrying out such subsection.

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