< Back to All News

Postal Service Reform Bill Supported By LaMalfa

More Postal Service reliability is the goal of major legislation passed by the House and sent to the Senate. It would lift onerous budget requirements that have helped push them deeply into debt, among other aspects. And it had unusual bi-partisan support, including from Nevada County’s Congressman, Doug LaMalfa…

click to listen to Doug LaMalfa

The bill would end a requirement that the Postal Service finance, in advance, healthcare benefits for current as well as retired workers for the next 75 years. That’s an obligation, imposed in 2006, that private companies and other federal agencies don’t face. That also ended up being the year that mail volume peaked and finances steadily declined. Those payments haven’t been made in ten years, meaning unpaid obligations of 63-billion dollars. LaMalfa says the legislation forgives much of that debt…

click to listen to Doug LaMalfa

Also notable, the bill requires the six-day mail delivery schedule to continue.

KNCO Web Comments Guidelines

  1. Keep it clean. Comments with inappropriate language, no matter how cleverly spelled or decorated will not be posted.
  2. Comments on the way the story was written or misspelled words will be passed on to the story authors and not posted.
  3. Please use your real name. Anonymous comments or comments posted using a fake name or web handle may not be posted.
  4. Please use your real email address so we can contact you.
  5. No flaming. Any comments that are primarily of a name calling finger pointing nature may not be posted.
  6. The comment section is not a right it is a privilege. KNCO retains all rights as to what is posted on its website.

Leave A Comment

*

*

* captcha