American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012.
“I applaud the Senate for taking action toward ensuring the financial viability of the postal system. I commend Senators Collins, Lieberman, Brown, and Carper for their vigilance and vision of seeking significant structural changes that are needed throughout the postal delivery system. We are pleased that the Senate did not adopt harmful rate increases that would further reduce demand for their services. We also support maintaining 6-day delivery for at least another two years.
“We must now turn our focus to the House, urging them to take swift action to ensure that a practical and fair approach is taken to reform our postal system.”