06/17/2015 - House Committee Votes To Restore Overnight Mail
Ever since the Postal Service acted in January 2015 to cut their service standards from 2012 levels, America’s once prompt mail service has fallen off a cliff. Citizens and businesses alike are feeling the sting when their bill payments, medicines, newspapers, or absentee ballots have been excessively delayed. Even the USPS’s own performance data shows the same sad truth, degrading service standards has virtually eliminated overnight mail delivery and resulted in dramatic delays to America’s mail.
When it comes to ensuring the timely processing and delivery of mail, Congress has the ultimate authority over postal operations. Congress is beginning to exercise that authority – today the House Appropriations Committee voted to restore prompt, reliable mail.