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As Biden Signs Postal Service Reform Bill, Climate Activists Demand Electrified USPS Fleet

HeadlineApr 08, 2022

President Biden has signed a bill to shore up the finances of the United States Postal Service. The Postal Service Reform Act ensures mail deliveries six days a week and eliminates a costly 2006 mandate that required the USPS to fund employee retirement benefits 75 years in advance.

This week, Democratic lawmakers joined climate activists outside USPS headquarters in a rally rejecting Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s decision to buy a new generation of gasoline-powered delivery trucks. Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey said the Postal Service should instead commit to purchasing 160,000 union-made electric vehicles.

Sen. Ed Markey: “The Postal Service Board of Governors and the Biden administration can’t let this bad-for-business, bad-for-climate, bad-for-health, bad-for-labor decision stand. If DeJoy won’t get rid of this decision, the USPS should get rid of Louis DeJoy.”

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