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H.Res. 119: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012.


The text of the resolution below is as of Feb 11, 2021 (Introduced).


IV

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 119

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 11, 2021

(for himself, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Joyce of Pennsylvania, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Young, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Fitzpatrick, and Mr. Allred) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012.

Whereas, on January 5, 2015, the United States Postal Service has implemented lower service standards to virtually eliminate overnight delivery of first class mail and periodicals, and further delay most other mail;

Whereas the Postal Regulatory Commission found that it was not necessary to degrade postal services to realize substantial cost savings and that there are other ways to save the postal service money without jeopardizing the service Americans rely upon;

Whereas delayed mail negatively impacts businesses, hurts residents, rural communities, and the economy, and drives customers away, resulting in lower revenue and worsens the Postal Service’s financial situation; and

Whereas robust service standards implemented by the United States Postal Service are essential to providing prompt and timely delivery of all mail, online purchases, local newspapers, newsletters, bill payments, letters, invitations, packages, and medicines: Now, therefore, be it

That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012.