U.S. Postal Service Financial Condition and Title VI of the CARES Act [May 12, 2020] [open pdf - 637KB]
From the Document: "In its latest response to concerns about the financial condition of the United States Postal Service (USPS), Congress added a provision to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act; P.L. 116-136, Section 6001) expanding USPS's authority to borrow from the Treasury. This comes at a time when USPS is delivering important information and products in connection with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including economic impact payments, census mailings, mail-in election ballots, and vital medicines. The CARES Act borrowing authority raises new questions about USPS's fiscal condition. This Insight briefly reviews USPS's funding structure, its existing borrowing authority, and the financial challenges it faced before, and is likely to face after, the pandemic. It concludes with potential issues for congressional consideration."
CRS Insight, IN11384
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/