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Connolly Calls on USPS to Release Hidden Report

WASHINGTON – Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly, D-Fairfax, Prince William, filed a motion with the Postal Regulatory Commission today to make public a study on the impact of mail service cuts on United States Postal Service revenue.  The USPS has filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to keep the study secret. 

The Postal Service study quantified the impact on revenue of reducing mail service from 6 to 5 days, eliminating next-day mail service, closing mail processing facilities, and closing thousands of Post Offices.  The study may also have considered the impact of stamp price increases on projected revenue.

“It has come to my attention that the Postal Service doesn’t want the public to see the results of this study,” said Connolly.  “In a competitive marketplace, you lose customers and revenue when you raise prices and reduce services.  That simple fact has been missing from the debate.”

Congressman Connolly has argued that Postal Service reform should begin with the development of a new business model for the 21st century that would allow it to raise new revenue through innovative products and services.  He has introduced legislation, HR 1262, that would allow the Postal Service to co-locate with private facilities and state and local governments, sell new products and services through the mail, and expand voting by mail. 

“It is fundamentally dishonest to tout the cost-saving impacts of your proposals, while ignoring the reality that those same proposals could lead to self-reinforcing declines in revenue,” said Connolly.  “This report should be made public so we can all see the complete picture and make informed decisions about the future business model of the United States Postal Service.”

-Press release 

Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly, D-Fairfax, Prince William, filed a motion with the Postal Regulatory Commission today to make public a study on the impact of mail service cuts on United States Postal Service revenue. The USPS has filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to keep the study secret.

The Postal Service study quantified the impact on revenue of reducing mail service from 6 to 5 days, eliminating next-day mail service, closing mail processing facilities, and closing thousands of Post Offices. The study may also have considered the impact of stamp price increases on projected revenue.

“It has come to my attention that the Postal Service doesn’t want the public to see the results of this study,” said Connolly. “In a competitive marketplace, you lose customers and revenue when you raise prices and reduce services. That simple fact has been missing from the debate.”

Congressman Connolly has argued that Postal Service reform should begin with the development of a new business model for the 21st century that would allow it to raise new revenue through innovative products and services. He has introduced legislation, HR 1262, that would allow the Postal Service to co-locate with private facilities and state and local governments, sell new products and services through the mail, and expand voting by mail.

“It is fundamentally dishonest to tout the cost-saving impacts of your proposals, while ignoring the reality that those same proposals could lead to self-reinforcing declines in revenue,” said Connolly. “This report should be made public so we can all see the complete picture and make informed decisions about the future business model of the United States Postal Service.”

-Press release

 

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  • The PRC should have an obligation to the American people to publish the report on the Delivery Service Standards changes the Postal Service is requesting. Everyone already know that the service standard changes will be detrimental to mail delivery and to the United States as a whole! These changes definitely not help service, but destroy the Postal Service all together! Congress need to stand up, band together for the good of the Postal Service and thousands of workers who will be displaced because of changes the Postal Service is proposing to make! Congress, American need your heelp in keeping universal mail service in this great country! 

  • pheet007

    It ought to raise flags with somebody in Washington that the Postal Service in its ever more confounding and illogical way doesn’t want to reveal any figures it claims would help save the Service by going to a five day delivery, reducing availability, and closing post offices.     This just reeks of criminal malfeasance.       The craft people, the ones who actually do the work and make the Service work, are in imminent danger of being punished for the way the management is conducting itself.      Congress will no doubt look harshly at Donohoe and his parade of buffoons, and the danger is that Republicans like Darryl Issa will take it out on the employees and unions and not on managers where the blame squarely belongs.    
           Something is definitely rotten in L’Enfant Plaza.

  • The Post Office is a public service.  Why then are secrets being kept from the public?
    Something smells here !

  • The Post Office is a public service.  Why then are secrets being kept from the public?
    Something smells here !

  • Mollycares

    It would be great to get rid of Darrell Issa, who is fueling the privitization of the Post Office.  Please help put Jerry Tetalman, the endorsed Democrat, in his place by lending your support.  JerryforCongress2012.com.  Jerry is well-informed of the burden that Congress has put on the post office.  He believes in actual “governing.”  America loves the post office.  Let’s let Darrell know he should get his “hands-off.”

    • Papacoke

      papacoke
       another dam-o-crat you mighy know.if they didn,t think of it
      its no good.they always want to fire some one..it,s funny
      but they seem to be all alike.from to cal to new york and in
      between…

    • Joden

      Tetalman has no chance. He is facing a huge republican majority that Issa has held for ten years. Do not get me wrong, Issa is scum, but Jerry can’t beat him.

  • Papacoke

    you might know it would some dam-o-crat.they are never for
    anything good.

  • Well their service sucks and their workers suck so shut them down I say!!!!



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