On July 29, the News/Media Alliance submitted comments to the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) call for stakeholder input on the size and timing of the August 2021 rate increases for market-dominant products and the PAEA process that led to them.
The comments will inform a PRC report required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022. The Alliance’s comments detail how the PRC did not properly account for the COVID-19 pandemic on the Postal Service’s financial condition, particularly higher package revenues and $10 billion in emergency funding, as well as concerns on the authorization of above-CPI rate authority leading to exorbitant rate increases. In addition, the Alliance joined the National Newspaper Association on comments showing the harm these price increases have had on the news and magazine industry.
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.