Oversight Hearing: Inflection Point for U.S. Postal Service

WASHINGTON – Today, C21 Executive Director Art Sackler issued the following statement ahead of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the Oversight of the United States Postal Service:

“Postal Service costs and prices are increasing faster than businesses and consumers can afford, while service has deteriorated. Over the course of three years, mail prices have increased by 37% – nearly double inflation,” said Art Sackler, executive director of the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service.

“Sadly it’s not surprising that the Postal Service lost 9% of its business last year and is likely to lose nearly as much in 2024. If the Postal Service were publicly traded, its Board would be pushed by shareholders to reassess. Today’s hearing is an opportunity for Congress to ask tough questions about how to get the Postal Service back on track toward a stable and sustainable future. We hope the Board of Governors also are asking tough questions and considering whether some pause is needed.”