Reston, Va. – Association for Print Technologies (APTech) Vice President, Government Affairs Mark J. Nuzzaco today urged the U.S. Senate to act swiftly on S. 2629, The Postal Reform Act of 2018 introduced on March 22. “This legislation is a desperately needed lifeline to right the Postal Service business model that has been severely disrupted,” said Nuzzaco. “It would provide solutions to the systemic problems faced by the Postal Service that are beyond its ability to manage its way around, and it has broad support among mailing industry stakeholders,” he added.
According to its bipartisan Senate sponsors, the new legislation includes a comprehensive package of reforms that would put the Postal Service on firm financial footing, stabilize and improve service performance, allow for the development of new products and services, and enhance transparency. These reforms, in a more detailed summary found in the Senate press release at: https://tinyurl.com/ya8lgsdn, are what is needed now Nuzzaco stressed in praising the bill’s sponsors who include: U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO).
These senators understand the value of, and the central role the Postal Service plays in sustaining a $1.4 trillion mailing industry that employs more than 7 million workers, and supports commerce of all types and sizes in every community in America,” said APTech President Thayer Long. “They get it, and they are taking the lead in addressing the problems that have festered for far too long,” he added. “So now is the time for everyone who works in and/or benefits from postal commerce to step up and urge their senators to support and act on S. 2629 as soon as possible,” Long added.
APTech also continues to support and urge action on similar postal reform legislation, H.R. 765 the Postal Reform Act of 2017, which was approved by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform nearly a year ago but has languished since then. “That body’s leadership also needs to hear loud and clear the millions of voices of the mailing industry and its customers,” says Nuzzaco. APTech is an Executive Committee member of the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service (C21), a broad-based organization representing the U.S. mailing industry.
For more information about S. 2629, The Postal Reform Act of 2018, contact APTech Vice President, Government Affairs Mark J. Nuzzaco at 703-264-7235, [email protected].