By Miriam Raftery
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March 11, 2022 (San Diego) – The Postal Service Reform Act has passed the U.S. Senate by an overwhelming 79-12 vote, after earlier passing the House 342-92.
Four of San Diego County’s representatives voted in favor, as did both California Senators. But Congressman Darrell Issa voted no.
The Postal Service has been losing money in recent years, primarily because it is the only federal agency required to pre-pay retirees’ health benefits. Officials warned Congress that if this bill did not pass, the Post Office would run out of money by 2024.
The bill now heads to President Joe Biden, who has pledged to sign it into law. Here’s what the bill will do: