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USPS Hopeful of Postal Reform, But Hurry Up and Wait?

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which oversees postal matters, unanimously approved a reform bill July 12. In announcing the bill, Committee Chairman Chaffetz called the outlook for the Postal Service “grim” without improvements contained in the bill.

Postmaster General Megan Brennan said the vote sends a strong signal that the bipartisan leadership of the Committee intends to bring postal reform legislation to the floor of the House for a vote this year.

“While the bill does not include all of the elements that the Postal Service requested, it is the product of reasonable compromise and represents a significant step toward returning the Postal Service to a position of financial stability that all stakeholders agree is necessary.”

“We look forward to continuing to work with the House and Senate and our stakeholders to get a postal reform bill passed this Congress.”

With that said, nothing will get done soon: Congress is leaving for seven-week recess, as The Hill reported on Thursday.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.