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NALC responds to Issa letter

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) in December wrote a letter to the leaders of the House Appropriations committee, urging them to abandon the decades-old budget language that required the Postal Service to deliver the mail six days a week. Striking six-day wording was needed, Issa claimed, because USPS “has now defaulted on $16.7 billion in payments due to the U.S. Treasury.”

President Rolando wasted little time in responding to Issa’s letter, sending one of his own to Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) and ranking member Nita Lowey (D-NY).

“The Postal Service has not ‘defaulted’ on obligations to the U.S. Treasury,” Rolando wrote. “Rather, it has failed to make ridiculously onerous pre-funding payments to a trust fund held by the Office of Personnel Management.”

Click here to read President Rolando’s full response.