Ranking Member Coburn Issues Statement on Postal Service’s Rate Increase

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors decision to increase postal rates:

“The Board of Governors is absolutely right to exercise its fiduciary responsibility to preserve the viability of the Postal Service absent Congressional action, but the issues facing Postal Service require a comprehensive long-term legislative solution,” Dr. Coburn said. “I am hopeful both the House and Senate committees and the Administration continue to move forward in supporting bipartisan, commonsense reforms to make the Postal Service fiscally solvent.”

Ranking Member Coburn, along with Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced the bipartisan Postal Reform Act of 2013 (S. 1486) in August.