U.S. Senate Expected to Pass Postal Service Reform Act

The U.S. Senate is expected to pass legislation as soon as Tuesday aimed at reforming the U.S. Postal Service.

The Postal Service Reform Act is expected to save the postal service more than $49 billion dollars over the next ten years.

It eliminates the pre-funding requirement for the postal service, and integrates the healthcare of retired postal workers with medicare.

Michigan Senator Gary Peters helped lead an investigation into the postal service in 2020 after it faced heavy criticism over delivery delays.

He praised the reform act Tuesday afternoon.

“This legislation was absolutely critical to make sure the postal service would continue to provide services they’ve provided to hundreds of years,” said Senator Peters. “You have to remember the postal service is written into the constitution, our framers knew it was absolutely essential to have a service that could reach every address in America.”

The U.S. House passed the Postal Service Reform Act back in Feb. It would still need a signature from President Biden to become law.