Congressional Letter Calls for USPS Regulator to Block July Postal Rate Increases

House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Ranking Member, Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and other members of Congress asked the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on May 23 to block the July postal rate increases. The legislators submitted comments regarding the advance notice of proposed rulemaking on the review of the rate setting system. They requested that the PRC reject the latest rate hikes because the Postal Service is failing to meet its statutory requirement to “maintain high quality service standards.” They noted the commission’s review of USPS performance in fiscal year 2023 found the agency missed its targets for more than half of its market-dominant products. The letter was also signed by Representative Kweisi Mfume (D-MD) who holds a leadership position on the subcommittee overseeing the USPS as well as Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) who serve on the committee.


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