Edward Markey

From the office of:

Edward Markey

From: The Honorable David B. McKinley
Sent By:
Date: 9/25/2015

Join the Bipartisan H. Res. 54 to Restore Mail Delivery Service Standards


Current Cosponsors (206): Rep. Tonko, Rep. Young, Rep. Kaptur, Rep. LaMalfa, Rep. Nolan, Rep. Joyce, Rep. Sanchez, Rep. Richmond, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Dingell, Rep. Ryan (OH), Rep. Hastings, Rep. Kuster, Rep. McCollum, Rep. Schakowsky, Rep. Doyle, Rep. Rush, Rep. Davis (CA), Rep. Levin, Rep. Higgins, Rep. Huffman, Rep. Blumenauer, Rep. Grijalva, Rep. Pocan, Rep King (NY), Rep. Honda, Rep. Rangel, Rep. McGovern, Rep. Simpson, Rep. DeFazio, Rep. Swalwell, Rep. Israel, Rep. Jenkins (WV), Rep. Lujan Grisham, Rep. Deutch, Rep. Sanchez, Rep. LoBiondo, Rep. Bishop (GA), Rep. Loebsack, Rep. Murphy (FL), Rep. Payne, Rep. Perlmutter, Rep. Sinema, Rep. Lieu, Rep. Ellison, Rep. Veasey, Rep. Keating, Rep. Slaughter, Rep. Visclosky, Rep. Chu, Rep. DelBene, Rep. Kirkpatrick, Rep. Griffith, Rep. McNerney, Rep. Welch, Rep. Pierluisi, Rep. Hahn, Rep. Lee, Rep. Peters, Rep. Ruiz, Rep. Serrano, Rep Thompson (CA), Rep. Cook, Rep. Jackson-Lee, Rep. Goodlatte, Rep. Lofgren, Rep. Meeks, Rep. Takai, Rep. Kilmer, Rep. Garamendi, Rep. Davis (IL), Rep. Cardenas, Rep. Takano, Rep. Smith (NJ), Rep. Connolly, Rep. Boyle, Rep. Vargas, Rep. Sires, Rep. Torres, Rep. Norton, Rep. Grayson, Rep. Quigley, Rep. Johnson (GA), Rep. Napolitano, Rep. Clay, Rep. Titus, Rep. Lowenthal, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Engel, Rep. Roybal-Allard, Rep. Kelly (PA), Rep. Cartwright, Rep. Matsui, Rep. Capps, Rep. Bustos, Rep. Brady (PA), Rep. Pascrell, Rep. Conyers, Rep. Brownley, Rep. Neal, Rep. Beyer, Rep. Schock, Rep. Eshoo, Rep. Ruppersberger, Rep. Lance, Rep. Edwards, Rep. Butterfield, Rep. Carson, Rep. Walz, Rep. Schiff, Rep. Speier, Rep. Peterson, Rep. Larsen, Rep. Heck (WA), Rep. Cohen, Rep. Farr, Rep. Pascrell, Rep. Moore, Rep. Bilirakis, Rep. McDermott, Rep. Cramer, Rep. Castor, Rep. Beatty, , Rep. Johnson (OH), Rep. Gabbard, Rep. Aguilar, Rep. Hurt, Rep. Al Green, Rep. Gene Green, Rep. Sherman, Rep. Waters, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Rep. Lowey, Rep. Lipinski, Rep. Graham, Rep. Waters, Rep. Cleaver, Rep. Costa, Rep. Fudge, Rep. Rice, Rep. Van Hollen, Rep. Pingree, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Vela, Rep. Kennedy, Rep. DeSaulnier, Rep. Kildee, Rep. Price (NC), Rep. Pallone, Rep. Norcross, Rep. Clark, Rep. Lewis, Rep. Bera, Rep. Langevin, Rep. Capuano, Rep. Kind, Rep. Watson Coleman, Rep. Becerra, Rep. Fattah, Rep. Cummings, Rep. Frankel, Rep. Velazquez, Rep. Delaney, Rep. Gibson, Rep. Adams, Rep. Noem, Rep. Comstock, Rep. Moulton, Rep. Jeffries, Rep. Brown, Rep. Fitzpatrick, Rep. Gallego, Rep. Marino, Rep. Scott (VA), Rep. Nadler, Rep. Schrader, Rep. Kelly (IL), Rep. Lynch, Rep. Lummis, Rep. MacArthur, Rep. Meng, Rep. Bass, Rep. Courtney, Rep. Larson, Rep. Hinojosa, Rep. Yoho, Rep. Jolly, Rep. McSally, Rep. Graves (MO), Rep. Clarke, Rep. Thompson (PA), Rep. Lujan, Rep. Crowley, Rep. Wittman, Rep. Hanna, Rep. Foster, Rep. Katko, Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Rep. Cuellar, Rep. DeGette, Rep. Doggett, Rep. Tsongas, Rep. Yarmuth, Rep. Esty, Rep. Scott (GA), Rep. Meehan

Dear Colleague,

On January 5, 2015, the United States Postal Service (USPS) took action to significantly lower “service standards” to virtually eliminate overnight delivery of first class mail and periodicals. This action will result in the closure or consolidation of an additional 82 postal facilities, slowing down the mail nationwide. It has also had a disproportionate impact on businesses and families in rural areas.

Mail includes many items vital to individuals, families and businesses: medicine, online purchases, local newspapers, newsletters, bill payments and letters. Americans in all communities large and small have come to rely on timely and efficient delivery of the mail.

Delayed mail hurts families, small businesses, and the entire economy.  By driving customers away, delayed mail will result in lower revenue and more postal red ink, which threatens the future of America’s public Postal Service. In a report issued by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPSOIG) on September 16, the OIG stated, “Excessive delayed mail adversely affects U.S. Postal Service customers and harms the organization’s brand.”

Join us in becoming a cosponsor of H. Res. 54 and help restore postal service standards by, “expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012.”

In 2012, the USPS lowered service standards from overnight delivery to a 1-2 day standard.  While the USPS took action in January to slow the mail to a 2-4 day standard, nothing has yet been done that cannot be undone. Restoring 2012 service standards means that we can stop the slowdown of all overnight delivery of first-class mail and return to growing postal business within its existing network.

Please join us in sending the message that mail matters and the lowering of service standards must be reversed. To cosponsor H. Res. 54 please contact either Octavian Jordan ( in Rep. McKinley’s office or Emily Duhovny ( in Rep. Tonko’s office.


David B. McKinley                                                      Paul Tonko

Member of Congress                                                   Member of Congress