Legislative Updates: 114th Congress
Rep. Deutch Cosponsors Resolution Ensuring USPS Door Delivery Service
Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21) has signed on as a cosponsor of House Resolution 28, which urges the United States Postal Service (USPS) to continue its door delivery service for all business and residential customers.
The USPS recently announced plans to consider elimination or reduction of its door-to-door delivery service. Millions of homes and businesses would be forced to choose between either converting to a centralized “cluster” delivery or paying a tax for continued door service. This is just another step in the USPS’s further reduction of service, including previous closure of postal offices, decreases in delivery speed standards, and increases in fees.
Timely and convenient mail delivery is vital for American families, small businesses, and the entire economy. Elimination of door delivery would disproportionately affect seniors and the disabled, who rely on this service to receive checks, medications, and other essential items. This resolution urges to the USPS to take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all businesses and residential customers.
A copy of House Resolution 28 is available here.