Dear Mr. Roma,
Thank you for contacting me regarding the financial troubles of the United States Postal Service (USPS). It’s good to hear from you.
As you know, on April 4, 2011 Congressman Stephen Lynch (MA-09) introduced H.R. 1351, the USPS Pension Obligation Recalculation and Restoration Act of 2011 which would repeal the requirement for prefunding retirement health costs of future postal employees and retirees. If it was not for this requirement the USPS would have run a surplus of $611 million as opposed to the net loss of more than $20 billion over the last four years. You will be happy to know I have cosponsored H.R. 1351 and plan to do all I can to see it passes the House and is signed into law.
I realize the United States Postal Service is in a difficult financial situation. H.R. 1351 would help the USPS return to financial solvency and help to avoid the closure of local post offices and disruption of services.
Rest assured, I will keep your views in mind as legislation regarding the United States Postal Service. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts and concerns. I invite you to follow me on Facebook www.facebook.com/repmichaelgrimm and Twitter @repmichaelgrimm or visit my website at www.grimm.house.gov. Should you have any further comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
Michael G. Grimm
Member of Congress