Web News Article #: 017-2015
01/28/2015 – Just weeks into the 114th Congress, a new bipartisan coalition of eight U.S. representatives is taking a stand for prompt, reliable mail service.
On Jan. 27, Rep. Dave McKinley (R-WV) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced House Resolution 54, which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to restore the service standards that were in effect as of July 1, 2012.
“The USPS cut service standards nationwide on Jan. 5, but this destructive policy can be reversed,” said APWU Legislative and Political Director John Marcotte. “Restoring the service standards that were in effect as of July 1, 2012, would help stop the slowdown of all overnight delivery of first-class mail. It would allow the USPS to grow business within its existing network.”
The resolution, which is non-binding, is quickly garnering support from both sides of the aisle, and has already been co-sponsored by three Republicans and three Democrats:
- Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
- Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
- Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)
- Rep. Richard Nolan (D-MN)
- Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
- Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA)
“We appreciate Congressmen McKinley and Tonko’s leadership on securing the future of America’s public postal service,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “We call upon all APWU activists to send the message that mail matters and take action in support of this resolution.”
Please call your representative’s DC office today and ask them to co-sponsor H. Res. 54. Click here to find your representative’s office number.
Your Legislative and Political Grassroots Coordinator can help your efforts to secure co-sponsorship from your member of Congress. To find your Grassroots Coordinator, click here.