PIA Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill by House Committee
WARRENDALE. Pa. — March 17, 2017 — Printing Industries of America (PIA) and its member companies today applaud the passage of H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Commenting on the passage of H.R. 756, Michael Makin, PIA President and CEO, said, "PIA commends the hard work of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and congratulates lawmakers on achieving the first step toward meaningful postal reform in the 115th Congress. PIA member companies are in constant innovation mode to offer new techniques that make the mail more relevant to consumers. A viable USPS offering affordable, predictable rates is a critical delivery partner for print. H.R. 756 — a true bipartisan compromise supported by industry, labor, and USPS — would provide necessary stability for USPS.”
The legislation, which would bring desperately needed financial modernization to the United States Postal Service (USPS) was sponsored by Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Mark Meadows (R-NC), and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and was reported favorably out of committee by a bipartisan voice vote.
Makin Adds, "Equally as important, H.R. 756 addresses and corrects unrealistic financial burdens placed on USPS — ultimately protecting taxpayers from a potential government bailout of the mail system. PIA now looks to the full U.S. House of Representatives to urgently pass this much needed postal reform and modernization legislation."