Washington, DC - This week, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik cosponsored the United States Postal Service (USPS) Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would repeal the burdensome mandate forcing the USPS to prefund their retiree healthcare decades in advance. No other enterprise in the United States faces the requirement, and it costs the USPS more than $5 billion dollars each year. Estimates suggest the USPS would have been deficit-free for the past six years if it were not for this one mandate. The USPS Fairness Act passed the House in the 116th Congress with strong bipartisan support.

“The USPS provides essential services for our North Country communities, families, veterans, and seniors. The urgent financial issues that it faces must be addressed to ensure it can continue operating smoothly. I am proud to cosponsor the USPS Fairness Act and offer a tangible solution that will put the USPS on a solid path to greater fiscal stability and a stronger future,” said Congresswoman Stefanik.

This legislation also comes on ‘National Thank a Mail Carrier Day,’ and Congresswoman Stefanik takes the opportunity to express her gratitude to the hardworking men and women of the USPS:

“Postal Service workers are some of the most hardworking individuals in our communities. I have met with many USPS workers since taking office, and am continually impressed by their commitment to their essential work. Today and every day, let us share our gratitude to our local mail carriers who ensure we have what we need!”