Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Jake LaTurner sent a letter to the Postal Service Board of Governors on September 5 requesting a pause on its current approach to increasing rates on mailers. They also asked the Board to inform them on 1) any variance on projections for mail volume the USPS will lose due to its current rate approach; 2) any alternatives that would preserve mail volume; and 3) whether the USPS will seek two additional rates increases in 2024. Earlier this year, the House Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Federal Workforce held a hearing due to concern from stakeholders about the impact on volume from rate increases. In June, the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service, of which The Alliance is a member, sent a similar letter to the Board of Governors.
Holly Lubart is a Government Affairs Consultant for the News Media Alliance. Previously, she served as Vice President of Government Affairs for the PA NewsMedia Association and started her career as a journalist. Lubart has over 20 years of political and communications experience.