Postal Reform Legislation in the 117th Congress: Operational Transparency and Performance Provisions [June 2, 2021] [open pdf - 651KB]
From the Document: "Postal reform has been a subject of sustained congressional interest [hyperlink] for many years. In the 117th Congress, bipartisan legislation--the Postal Service Reform Act of 2021 (PSRA)--was introduced during May 2021 in the House and the Senate with very similar contents (H.R. 3076, introduced May 11, 2021, and S. 1720, introduced May 19, 2021; draft Senate bill language posted online [hyperlink]). Each version of the legislation includes a number of potential alterations to the authority and operations of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Among many other topics [hyperlink], the legislation addresses the financial condition of USPS and postal worker retirees' health care. This Insight focuses on two provisions in the proposed PSRA relating to USPS [hyperlink] operational transparency and performance (Sections 201 and 207). After briefly outlining the provisions, the Insight provides selected background information relating to the existing statutory landscape of related laws and administratively driven developments."
CRS Insight, IN11687
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/