GOOD NEWS—This month, the Senate passed sweeping bipartisan legislation to overhaul the Postal Service, which will mean reduced delays and improved delivery for Ohioans.
Over the past year, my office has heard from thousands of Ohioans across the state about their experiences with delayed mail and packages. I’ve also heard from frustrated small business owners who are concerned because their customers have not received orders.
People depend on the Postal Service, particularly those in rural areas, for the timely delivery of critical items. It is unacceptable that some Ohioans have been forced to wait weeks to receive their medications, paychecks, Social Security checks, and utility bills.
That’s why I was proud to help pass this bipartisan reform. Once President Biden signs it into law, USPS will begin to improve service for Ohioans and become more efficient, while saving taxpayers money.
This bipartisan legislation will:
- Require USPS to develop and maintain a publicly available dashboard to track service performance.
- Guarantee six-days-a-week delivery, and make deliveries more efficient and timely.
- Save the Post Office more than $50 billion and require USPS to report regularly on its operations and financial condition.
- Require the Postal Regulatory Commission to annually submit to the USPS a budget of its expenses.
Thank you to the thousands of Ohioans who wrote to me with their concerns. So many of you shared your stories and made your voices heard.
I’ll keep working to ensure that the Postal Service delivers for every Ohioan.