Congressional Letter Asks for Pause on Postal Increases

Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver and Sam Graves, along with 17 other cosigners, sent a letter to the Postal Board of Governors on January 19 asking the USPS to pause future rate increases. The letter expresses concern on the negative impact the rate increases are having on mail customers. In addition, the letter raises concerns about the service problems many members of Congress have raised with the USPS in the last year. Last September, Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Jake LaTurner sent a letter and the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service, of which The Alliance is a member, sent a letter last June. The Alliance continues to raise concerns with the Postal Service, Postal Regulatory Commission, USPS Office of Inspector General and others on these alarming rate increases.