Today, Rep. Rush Holt issued the following statement after the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted on a partisan basis to pass H.R. 2748, the Postal Reform Act of 2013, which was introduced by Committee Chairman Darrell Issa.
"While this bill claims to restore fiscal solvency to the USPS, I am deeply concerned that the bill would actually just dismantle the USPS," said Holt. "I do not support this flawed bill and will oppose it should it come to the floor of the House for a vote."
Holt is a cosponsor of H.R. 630, the Postal Service Protection Act, which would strengthen the USPS's finances by -- among other steps -- ending a Congressional mandate that currently requires the USPS to prepay its pension obligations at a much higher rate than other public and private organizations.