U.S. SENATE – Today the U.S. Senate passed U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ bipartisan bill to support the United States Postal Service (USPS), ease its financial burdens, help it to better serve Montanans and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency within USPS. The bill is headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
“The Postal Service provides critical services for Montana seniors, veterans and folks across our great state from Eureka to Ekalaka and everywhere in between,” Daines said. “My bill revitalizes the Postal Service to better serve Montanans and makes certain it maintains deliveries six days per week so Montanans can receive important mail like paychecks and prescriptions. Time to get the President to sign my bill into law enacting the most important postal reform in over a decade.”
A key reform in the bipartisan package includes Daines’ bipartisan bill, the “USPS Fairness Act,” which would repeal an unfair mandate requiring the USPS to pre-fund its employees’ retirement health benefits. The USPS is the only federal agency that is subject to this requirement which has caused significant financial strain.
To read more about the bipartisan legislation, click HERE.
Daines introduced the USPS Fairness Act in the 116th and 117th Congresses.
Daines helped introduce the bipartisan reforms in the Senate in May.
The reform package passed the U.S. House of Representatives on February 8 by a vote of 342-92.