Comer said he hopes as the bill heads to the Senate that it will continue to see bipartisan support. In an interview with the Washington News Bureau, he spoke about the changes the average customer will notice.
“What this bill does, in addition to making it more efficient and creating a scenario where they try to break even, is the fact that it invests in package sorting equipment. If you look at the mail and everyone’s mail the same way, the number of postcards we get, the number of letters with a stamp on it continues to decline,” said Comer. “But what’s increasing are the packages. And right now, the post office is operating on a 1970s business model where they sort most of those packages by hand. What we want to do is invest in package sorting machines. The packages are what’s slowing the mail down.”
Maloney added in a statement, “Today’s historic bipartisan vote brings us one step closer to finally putting the Postal Service on a sound financial footing so it can continue serving all Americans for years to come.”