Postal Reform Effort to Focus on Financial Relief, Transparency

The outlines of the latest postal reform effort on Capitol Hill are starting to take shape, with the House Oversight and Reform Committee—the panel with main jurisdiction over the USPS—saying that initial priorities will be “to relieve the financial burdens under which the Postal Service is currently operating and to enhance transparency regarding performance.”

In a preview of hearings set for this week, the committee mentioned two often-proposed ideas: relieving the USPS of the obligation to pre-fund health insurance for its retirees and mandating that USPS retirees enroll in Medicare Part B (non-hospital services)


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