Take Action to Help Move Bill Requiring New Scrutiny of Postal Rate-Making Process
Dear Industry Member: As we reported to you on Sept. 9th, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11th) introduced the Ensuring Accurate Postal Rates Act (H.R. 8781), which would require the Postal Regulatory Commission to conduct a follow-up review of the postal rate-making process. Here’s a brief backgrounder and steps on how you can help this vital bill gain traction through the pending appropriations process: • Review our Sept. 9th announcement and more - click on read more below Why This Action? Mailers got virtually nothing out of the $10B granted by Congress to the USPS as part of the CARES Act. It went to the USPS’s cash position. The PRC’s November 2020 review formula did not consider the Covid-fueled boom in parcel volume for the Postal Service. Also, the PRC’s density formula treated the density change as a volume change to all delivery points, and thus neglected the profitability of the new delivery points and the volume they bring. Instead, the PRC review allowed for the USPS to break the CPI cap and begin instituting two rate hikes per year. This needs to be curtailed and you can help. And ACMA is here to help you in the process by simply responding to this email for our support.