USPS: House bill would hurt efforts to ‘improve service’
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is voicing concerns that new House legislation addressing changes at the agency would ultimately harm its efforts to improve efficiency and reduce costs in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.
“We are concerned that some of the requirements of the Bill, while well meaning, will constrain the ability of the Postal Service to make operational changes that will improve efficiency, reduce costs, and ultimately improve service to the American people,” USPS said in a statement released Sunday evening.
“We reiterate that the Postal Service is fully capable and committed to delivering the nation’s election mail securely and on time, and will do everything necessary to meet this sacred duty,” USPS added, referring to mounting concerns about the agency’s ability to process what is likely to be a significant rise in mail-in ballots in this year’s elections.