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Door-delivery resolution introduced

On Aug. 1, Reps. Susan Davis (D-CA), David Joyce (R-OH) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced H. Res. 711, which calls on Congress to take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.

“Over the past few months, there have been attempts in Congress to reduce door delivery service and, in its place, implement a ‘delivery fee’ for those who retain their service or switch their mode of delivery,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “H. Res. 711 is an important bipartisan measure to help showcase the role of universal service to the American people.”

Businesses in the U.S. already have expressed their desire to keep door-to-door delivery. In fact, in 2013 USPS introduced a voluntary cluster box conversion program for which less than 1 percent of businesses signed up.