Senator Tom Carper, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today offered the following joint statement on the future of postal legislation in the 113th Congress:
"The Postal Service has a presence in every community in our nation. Since its establishment, we've taken it for granted that our mail would arrive and that important business and personal correspondence would reach its destination. In addition, businesses large and small have come to rely on the mail to reach new customers and communicate effectively with existing customers. Although the 112th Congress did not come to a consensus around a package of reforms that can update the Postal Service's network and business model to reflect the reality that it faces today, we remain committed to working with our colleagues in both the House and the Senate to reform the Postal Service so it can survive and thrive in the 21st century. While our approaches have differed in the past, we made significant progress in narrowing our differences in recent months, and our commitment to restoring this American institution to long-term solvency is unwavering."