The House introduced and the contemplated Senate resolutions respond to a White House privatization proposal which was released in June and suggested that America’s postal system replicate the flawed privatized European postal model. In addition, the resolutions are an attempt to head-off recommendations of the anticipated Presidential Task Force on the Postal System, which will likely embrace the privatization idea already raised by the White House.
Interestingly, the Presidential Task Force has yet to release a report, despite its August 10 deadline to report its finding and recommendations to President Trump. According to recent press reports, the Task Force briefed the President on its “preliminary” findings in August. The use of the term “preliminary” would seem to indicate that the Task Force has not finalized its report by the deadline established in the Executive Order establishing it. A Treasury Department representative was quoted as saying that the Task Force is “driving toward a public report before the end of the year.” This means that the report will likely not be unveiled until after the 2018 congressional elections.
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