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A Bipartisan Majority of Voters Support the Postal Service Reform Act

March 31, 2022

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The House passed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 in February with a vote of 342-92; one month later the bill passed in the Senate, 79-19, in a rare display of bipartisanship. The Postal Service Reform Act comes at a crucial time, as the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reported a $4.9 billion net loss for the 2021 budget year. This critical piece of legislation will provide a path toward financial stability by repealing the pre-funding mandate, maintaining delivery six days a week, and guaranteeing more transparency to postal service operations.

New Data for Progress polling finds bipartisan support for the Postal Service Reform Act extends beyond lawmakers to voters. Eighty percent of voters support the bill, including Republicans by a +59-point margin, Independents by a +60-point margin, and Democrats by a +83-point margin.

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