From Senator Rand Paul; KY Postal Service Act of 2012
This week, the U.S. Senate completed a series of votes on amendments to the 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012 (S. 1789). I introduced five amendments, and two of those five amendments I proposed, passed
The first successful amendment No. 2027, requires the consolidation of U.S. Capitol complex post offices by the U.S. Postal Service, reducing the current number of offices (seven) to two – one in the House of Representatives and one in the Senate. And the second amendment that passed, No. 2029, requires a report on Congressional interference in the Postal Service and how it hinders the Postal Service from operating efficiently and profitably.
Successful reform of the Postal Service requires a shared sacrifice, and the U.S. Congress should not be immune to this while communities across the country are faced with potential post office closings.