Senate Begins Debate on Bill to Restructure USPS
Debate on the Senate bill is expected to begin this week. If an agreement is reached, it will move to the House, which is currently developing its own USPS-related bill offering considerably different solutions. The House bill would create more federal oversight for the postal service, in opposition to the Senate plan, with the creation of a national commission that would be in charge of cutting costs and closing facilities.
Postal employees have come out in strong opposition to both the Senate's bill as well as the proposals made by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. The postal worker's union, the National Association of Letter Carriers, held a nationwide protest last week in opposition of the Lieberman-sponsored legislation.
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