Members of Congress are fanned out across the country, asking constituents to keep them on the job. What they might not mention is the business they left unfinished, one piece of which was to take up reform proposals to shore up the finances of the U.S. Postal Service.
The Postal Service defaulted on a $5.6 billion payment due on Sunday to the Treasury Department, the second default in two months. Estimates are, losses by post office, which does not receive any congressional appropriations, will amount to $15 billion this year. The Senate approved legislation back in May to cut the agency’s costs. The House never made time for mail service.