April 6, 2022/Media, Press

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: President Biden and NC Democrats Help Save the Postal Service

The Postal Service Reform Act that President Biden signed today will mean continued prompt mail delivery and dependable postal service after Trump-era efforts to cut U.S. Postal Service delivery

Today, President Biden signed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 into law. This bill is the most significant overhaul of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in almost 20 years and will help shore up the agency to address delays in mail delivery across North Carolina that came to light during the pandemic. The new law, which was supported by every North Carolina Democrat in Congress, stands in stark contrast to Trump-era efforts to cut USPS delivery and Representatives Greg Murphy (NC-03), Dan Bishop (NC-09) and Patrick McHenry (NC-10), who voted against saving our postal service.

Here’s just some of what this new law means for people in North Carolina:

  • protecting reliable delivery of everything from medication for seniors to household items for North Carolina families;
  • continued mail delivery service 6 days a week;
  • new transparency standards to hold USPS accountable for delays;
  • opportunities for local, state and Indigenous governments to offer certain non-mail services, like hunting and fishing licenses; 
  • support for rural newspapers that may qualify for reduced mailing fees;
  • and more.

“North Carolinians rely on our postal system every day to do everything from getting prescription medications and paychecks to voting and keeping in touch with friends and family. Small businesses across North Carolina depend on the postal service to get their goods to customers across the country,” said NCDP Spokesperson Ellie Dougherty. “While Republicans put the future and dependability of our postal service in jeopardy, President Biden and North Carolina Democrats have made sure with the Postal Service Reform Act that North Carolinians can continue to rely on the USPS and see reliable deliveries and expanded services–no thanks to North Carolina Republican Representatives Murphy, Bishop and McHenry.”