Burchett to President Trump: Postal Service needs to be more competitive

April 28, 2020
Press Release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 28, 2020) – Today, Congressman Tim Burchett (TN-02) called on the Trump Administration to assess the competitiveness of the United States Postal Service (USPS). In a letter to President Donald TrumpRep. Burchett asked the President to urge significant reforms to USPS where the administration finds operational shortcomings.

The USPS, while an essential service established by the federal government for all Americans, operates at a significant loss each year and is currently in debt. Rep. Burchett recognizes the importance of the USPS, but points out the agency’s longstanding financial problems demonstrates it is not running efficiently.

“While USPS performs the essential function of delivering information and goods across the nation — especially during times like these where businesses are surviving by shipping directly to customers — the deficit at which it operates indicates that we must increase its ability to compete in the market,” Rep. Burchett wrote to the President.

Congress can join the Trump Administration in leading on this issue and should not hesitate to act. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) has the ability to investigate the USPS and can also evaluate the agency’s competitiveness. Rep. Burchett is prepared to assist the OGR Committee with an assessment of the USPS however he can.

Click here to read Rep. Burchett’s full letter to President Trump.