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Published: June 2021

Groups contest major postage increase planned by USPS

Coalition: Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service

In response to the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) proposed postage price increase, a coalition of trade associations and public and private companies joined Consumer Action in urging members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security to oppose the plan to hike USPS postage prices for most mail by 7%. The coalition also called on legislators to direct a new review of the postal rate-setting system before the increases take effect.

In a letter sent to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security leadership, trade associations and private and public companies joined Consumer Action in urging legislators to amend the bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act (S. 1720, H.R. 3076) to include review of the postal rate-setting system, which was changed by the Postal Regulatory Commission in 2020 to give USPS the ability to set much more dramatic rate increases, yet has not been subject to public or Congressional scrutiny.

Without action from Congress, the newest rate increase of nearly 7% for most mail and nearly 9% for charities and other nonprofits, magazines, newspapers and catalogs will be compounded in future years.

Lead Organization

Consumer Action

Other Organizations

Amazon | American Catalog Mailers Association | American Forest & Paper Association | Association for Print Technologies | Bank of America | Datamatx | Domtar | eBay | Envelope Manufacturers Association | Greeting Card Association | ING | International Paper | Kodak | LSC Communications | Major Mailers Association | Mailers Hub | National Association of Advertising Distributors | National Newspaper Association | National Postal Policy Council | National Retail Federation | News Media Alliance | Parcel Shippers Association | Pitney Bowes | Printing Industries of America | Quad Graphics | R.R. Donnelley

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For more information, please visit: https://21stcenturypostal.org/

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Groups contest major postage increase planned by USPS   (C21-CA-Ltr-re-Postal-Rates-Final.pdf)


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