At tomorrow’s House Oversight and Government Reform “markup”, Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) intends to offer an amendment to help protect small town and rural post offices. The amendment would strike a number of provisions from the Issa-Ross postal bill that would have a destructive impact on universal postal services. First, the amendment would strike the “subtitle A” of HR 2309, which creates a post office closing commission. Second, the amendment would strike the section of the bill that eliminates the prohibition against closing a post office solely for running a deficit, the provision that abolishes the requirement that the USPS provide a “maximum degree” of service to rural areas, and section that restricts community post office closing appeal rights. You may view NAPUS’ advocacy memo on the amendment here.