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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing The Senate Will Move Forward On Bipartisan Bicameral Postal Reform Legislation Next Week

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to announce the Senate will move forward on bipartisan, bicameral postal reform next week. This morning, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 3076, the Postal Service Reform Act, setting up a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to the bill on Monday. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

There is one more sign of progress this week that I want to mention—another bipartisan effort like VAWA and like all of the other bills I’ve mentioned, arbitration and the CR—and this is the bipartisan efforts by both chambers to pass the most significant postal reform bill in decades.

Later today, soon, I will file cloture on the postal reform bill approved overwhelmingly by the House earlier this week. For the information of all Senators, this will set up the first vote this coming Monday evening.

Postal reform has been decades in the making, and is one of the best steps we can take to strengthen one of our country’s most important institutions. Tens of millions of Americans depend on the Post Office every day: seniors and veterans need it for things like medication, businesses need it to function, rural communities need it to stay connected, and countless people rely on the post office to connect with each other for things like birthdays, travel, the holidays, or any one of life’s many, many special occasions.

By passing postal reform, we can ensure that Americans will continue to rely on a speedy, dependable, and well-run Post Office. We've all heard complaints about how the mail delivery has slowed down. This is a strong, important effort to rectify that problem.

It will be a win for everyday Americans and for the dedicated men and women who work to deliver our mail every single day.