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Tell Congress to Keep Postage Rates from Going Beyond Inflation
In this period of debilitating inflation for families and individuals everywhere in America, the Postal Service is imposing major increases that not only compensate it for galloping inflation, but go considerably beyond. In 2020, the Postal Regulatory Commission revamped how postage rates are set. Capped at inflation since 2006, postage rates were enabled at a much higher level by this decision. In setting those rate rules, the PRC relied on data from before the pandemic, when everything changed from far more postal revenue due to a surge in ecommerce packages, through a cash payment to USPS by Congress of $10 billion, and the recent enactment of the Postal Service Reform Act, engineering more than $100 billion in savings for USPS over ten years. The Commission should reconsider its rate rules decision in light of these huge positive changes for USPS.
Please tell your Representative and Senators, and especially if any of those Members of Congress is on the House Appropriations Committee or the Senate Appropriations Committee, to support requiring the Commission to conduct a “second review” of the rate setting system. You can use the contact form on this page to locate your Members and convey the message.