The National Grange Admonishes Congress for Failure to Provide Effective Postal Reform

In recent months, the National Grange – America’s oldest advocacy organization for rural America and agriculture – has encouraged Congress to relieve the USPS of their requirement to prepay future retiree health benefits, a mandate that costs the USPS $5 billion annually, as well as liberate the USPS to a private entity, free of congressional control.

“For several years now, our legislators in Washington have watched the Postal Service spiral into financial ruin and done little to stop this inevitable downfall. This comes as no shock to the American people who are growing increasingly frustrated with Congress’ lack of action towards anything,” National Grange President Ed Luttrell said Wednesday. “The Grange has strongly urged USPS to continue six-day-a-week mail service so rural Americans – who often don’t have access to high-speed internet used by those in urban and suburban areas to conduct professional and personal business –wouldn’t suffer.”

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