Bipartisan USPS reform bill with a ‘good chance’ of becoming law passes House committee

The House Oversight and Reform Committee approved a pair of postal reform bills Thursday that will now head to the House floor for a vote.

The 2021 Postal Service Reform Act has support from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Republicans on the committee. Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) are cosponsors of the bill.

Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said at Thursday’s markup meeting that the bipartisan postal reform legislation has been “years in the making,” while Comer said he believes the bill has “a good chance of becoming law.”

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No one has mentioned that current Postal employees being forced into Medicare part B will cost each and everyone of them an extra $148.50 (2021 pricing), per person if they are married, raising the cost of health insurance at age 65 by $297 a month for a married couple. This portion of the bill moves part of the pre-funding mandate from the Postal service onto the retiree when they reach age 65. Current Postal employee’s were promised FEHBP when they were hired and should be able to keep this superior benefit when they retire along with the option to join… Read more »

297? it’s over 400 for me now