Senator Sanders and Congressman Cummings Call for Reform of USPS Pre-Funding Schedule

Washington, DC (Feb. 13, 2012)—In light of first quarter financial reports that the U.S. Postal Service would have generated $200 million in profits had it not been required to pre-fund its future retiree health benefits, Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, called […]

Congressman Cummings To Support “Save Our Americas Postal Service” Rally On 9/27/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, will deliver remarks at two community events tomorrow (TUESDAY) to encourage Congress to consider his comprehensive legislation, providing the U.S. Postal Service with the necessary latitude to make innovative structural changes to enable it to continue to […]

Congressman Elijah Cummings: The Postal Service Innovate To Deliver Act

Cummings and Lynch Introduce Innovative Legislation to Return Postal Service to Profitability The Innovate to Deliver Act” Encourages New Lines of Business, Creates Chief Innovation Officer, and Reforms Benefits Pre-payment Structure Washington, DC — Today, Ranking Members Elijah E. Cummings and Stephen Lynch introduced comprehensive legislation to address the Postal Service’s current financial challenges and […]

Reps. Cummings and Lynch to Announce Innovative Legislation to Return USPS to Profitability

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tomorrow, Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings and Congressman Stephen Lynch, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy, will hold a press conference to announce comprehensive legislation to fundamentally change the Postal Service’s business model to cut costs and increase revenue.

Congressmen Denounce USPS Bid to Break APWU Contract

Two U.S. Representatives have denounced Postal Service legislative proposals to abrogate its collective bargaining agreements with postal unions. In a sharply-worded letter [PDF] to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), condemned management’s proposals to dissolve “no lay-off” provisions in union contracts and to remove postal employees from federal […]

House Democrats Introduce Bill to Provide USPS 90-day extension to Pay Health Fund

Press Release Washington, DC – Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings, joined by Representatives Norm Dicks, Ranking Member on the Appropriations Committee, Stephen F. Lynch, José Serrano, Gerald Connolly, Eleanor Holmes Norton and Danny K. Davis introduced legislation today to provide the U.S. Postal Service a 90-day extension on its pre-payment to the retired employee health […]

Congressmen Cummings and Lynch Issue Statement On USPS Cash Conservation Plan

Washington, DC – Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings and Stephen F. Lynch, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy, issued the following statement on the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to suspend its employer’s contributions for the defined benefit portion of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). “Today, the […]

Congressmen Introduce Bill: “USPS Pension Obligation Recalculation and Restoration Act of 2011″

The following is a bill introduced by Congressmen Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on April 4, 2011 Currently the bill has 8 sponsors: Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] – 4/5/2011 Rep Connolly, Gerald E. “Gerry” [VA-11] – 4/5/2011 Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] – 4/4/2011 Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] – 4/5/2011 Rep […]