Regulators Criticized Over Review of USPS Network Cutbacks

Tom Carper, the Senator for Delaware and a leading voice in Congress pushing for major postal reforms, said that it was “unclear” why the Postal Regulatory Commission was expecting to take until this summer to produce its advisory opinion on USPS downsizing plans. At a hearing of the Senate regarding the nomination of Tony Hammond to return as a postal commissioner, Carper said if the Commission cannot produce even preliminary findings by May, it could find itself sidelined as USPS looks to begin plant closures as soon as possible.

The Commission is scheduled to take until mid-July to take in testimony.

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