PINEDALE (WNE) — U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis released statements earlier this week supporting bipartisan postal reform legislation.
The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 passed in the Senate by a 79 to 19 vote on Tuesday.
“While this reform bill is far from perfect, it gives USPS the resources it needs to keep our post offices open and operating at full speed,” Sen. Barrasso said.
Sen. Lummis also said it’s far from perfect but said it was the better alternative to a bailout.
“People across Wyoming, especially our most rural residents, rely on the postal service for everyday necessities, and I’m confident that this bill will address some of the challenges they have been facing, particularly in terms of reliability and speed of service,” Sen. Lummis said.
Key provisions in the bill include: Required six-day delivery, elimination of retiree health-care pre-funding mandate, non-postal services like hunting and fishing licenses, rural newspaper sustainability and requiring an integrated network for parcel and package delivery.