The House Finally Plans to Vote on Postal Reform Next Week

The long-sought-after bill could make its way to the president’s desk by the end of the month.

The House is planning to vote on a bipartisan bill to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service as soon as next week, looking to finally make progress on legislation the mailing agency has said is vital to avoiding fiscal calamity.

The 2021 Postal Reform Act (H.R. 3076) won unanimous support when the House Oversight and Reform Committee approved it in May and has companion legislation in the Senate, but has languished without action for months. Lawmakers are finally looking to move the bill forward, however, and are waiting only for a Congressional Budget Office score expected in the coming days.

There are no particular sticking points or causes for alarm from the pending CBO review, a Democratic aide said, and the current plan is for a vote on the House floor next week. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said in a recent letter to House members the chamber is “moving forward” with the bill and “may” vote on it in February.

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