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October 5th, 2016

PUBLISHED: JUL 12, 2016 on https://oversight.house.gov/Washington, D.C.—Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform overwhelmingly passed two bipartisan bills to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service.H.R. 5714, the Postal Service Reform Act, which was cosponsored by Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), would enhance revenue, improve efficiency, integrate…

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May 2nd, 2016

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $19.3 billion for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015), an increase of $613 million or 3.3 percent over the same period last year. The increase was driven by the record volume of packages delivered during the 2015 holiday season. The first quarter is typically the strongest quarter of the fiscal year for the Postal Service…For the full story, click to download.

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April 10th, 2016

Summary of the April 10, 2016 Postage Rates:Domestic Mailing:First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.) rates decreased from $0.49 to $0.47 when purchased at the Post Office. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21. The discounted “Metered Mail” category for First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.), which includes online postage providers and postage meters, decreased from $0.485 to $0.465. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21. First Class Mail Flats (1 oz.) decreased from $0.98 to $0.94….

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