An open letter to the U.S. Congress

Support the USPS Fairness Act in 2021

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In February 2020, the House of Representatives passed decisively bipartisan legislation authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio that would provide the United States Postal Service (USPS) with much-needed financial relief by ending the agency’s burdensome prefunding mandate on future retiree health benefits. The legislation, HR-2382 The USPS Fairness Act, passed by a vote of 309 to 106, with 87 Republicans voting in favor of the bill. It unfortunately died in the McConnell-led Senate. But there’s good news! It’s back! Please support this bill in the House and Senate in 2021! “Americans and businesses around the country depend on a reliable Postal Service. This is especially true for rural areas and seniors in my district, who count on six-day service and door-to-door service for their mail and prescription medications,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) in 2020. “The unreasonable pre-funding mandate has threatened the survival of the USPS and placed its vital services for the millions who rely on it at risk. The pre-funding mandate policy is based on the absurd notion of paying for the retirement funds of people who do not yet, and may not ever, work for the Postal Service. My bill will finally repeal this ludicrous policy, provide the USPS with critical financial relief and is the first step towards much-needed comprehensive reform.” I’m writing to you to ask you to support this bill. Please put your colleagues on record forcing them to answer if they support the USPS, a government service that has over an 80% bipartisan approval rating from the American people. The USPS is a vital and critical service that connects every American everyday. It must be protected at all costs. Thank you for your attention.

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