Senators Welch & Rounds Introduce Bipartisan Deliver for Democracy Act

The News/Media Alliance worked with United States Senators Peter Welch (D-VT) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) on today’s introduction of a bipartisan bill, the Deliver for Democracy Act, legislation to limit excessive postal rate increases and incentivizing reliable postal service delivery. The bill will:

  • Require the USPS to either achieve at least a 95% on-time delivery rate for periodicals or an improvement of at least 2 percentage points to unlock its 2% surcharge authority for that class of mail;
  • Direct the USPS to annually report to the Postal Regulatory Commission on its progress in including on-time delivery data in its periodical service performance measurement; and
  • Instruct the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study and submit a report to Congress on options for alternate USPS pricing schemes to improve the financial position of periodicals.

Additional co-sponsors include Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Tina Smith (D-MN).


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