Stephen Lynch

A House committee has approved a proposal that would end door-to-door mail delivery for millions of Americans in favor of communal or curbside boxes. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the measure on an 18-13 party-line vote Wednesday. The bill would direct the U.S. Postal Service to convert 15 million addresses over the next decade to the less costly, but also less convenient delivery method. Democrats objected to the plan, and efforts in recent years to win its adoption have failed. "I think it's a lousy idea," Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass. … Other lawmakers said it wouldn't work

Key lawmakers from both parties, and in both chambers, agree that the United States Postal Service needs to make some serious changes. But the legislative prescriptions to bring stability to the USPS are not all on the same page on several crucial issues, including healthcare and retirement costs, a potential roadblock to bipartisan efforts to overhaul the struggling agency.

Key lawmakers from both parties, and in both chambers, agree that the United States Postal Service needs to make some serious changes. But the legislative prescriptions to bring stability to the USPS are not all on the same page on several crucial issues, including healthcare and retirement costs, a potential roadblock to bipartisan efforts to overhaul the struggling agency.

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