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President Reappoints Postal Regulatory Commissioners

President Obama reappointed Robert G. Taub and Mark Acton as Commissioners of the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) for new terms that expire October 14, 2022. Both Commissioners were confirmed by the United States Senate on December 10, 2016. The President also designated Taub as Chairman of the Commission; he has led the Commission as Acting Chairman since December 4, 2014. Following a unanimous vote of the Commissioners at its public meeting earlier this month, Commissioner Acton will be designated as Vice Chairman for calendar year 2017.

The appointments of Chairman Taub and Commissioner Acton come at a critical time for the Commission and the postal industry as the Commission prepares to begin on December 20 an intensive statutory review of the price cap system for regulating Market Dominant products.

Chairman Taub has more than 30 years of experience in public service. Before being appointed to his first term as Commissioner in 2011, Taub served as the Special Assistant to Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh.

Commissioner Mark Acton was first appointed as a Postal Rate Commissioner in 2005 by President George W. Bush. Prior to his appointment, Acton served as Special Assistant to the Commission Chairman. Before joining the Commission, Acton had an extensive professional history of active involvement in the public policy arena – including 9 years of experience managing legislative and regulatory concerns as Staff Director for the Republican National Committee Counsel’s Office.

The full biographical information for Chairman Taub and Commissioner Acton is available on the Commission’s website, www.prc.gov.

The Postal Regulatory Commission is an independent federal agency that provides regulatory oversight over the U.S. Postal Service to ensure the transparency and accountability of the Postal Service and foster a vital and efficient universal mail system. The Commission is comprised of five Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed Commissioners, each serving terms of six years. The Chairman is designated by the President.

In addition to Chairman Robert G. Taub, the other commissioners are Vice Chairman Nanci Langley and Commissioners Mark Acton and Tony Hammond.

Source: PRC Press Release

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