On July 24, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the Postal Reform Act of 2013 (H.R. 2748), which strengthens existing U.S. Postal Service (USPS) policy favoring centralized and curbside delivery service for both residential and commercial addresses, including apartment communities.
Under the proposed mandate to convert 30 million addresses receiving door delivery to centralized delivery by 2022, district postal offices would identify candidates for potential voluntary conversion, based on a number of factors that may affect the feasibility of centralized delivery to a specific property or address.
Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate agree that legislation is needed to address the worsening financial crisis facing USPS, but disagreement over some critical reforms remains. However, key Senate leaders have voiced appreciation of the House effort and plan to work toward a bipartisan agreement this year.
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