Statement on Introduction of Postal Reform Act by Senator McCain

Published: Sep 23, 2011

WASHINGTON- In a move that adds even more momentum to the push for comprehensive and immediate postal reform, today Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., introduced companion legislation to the Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act of 2011.

“With decisive and comprehensive postal reform now having the full-force of Senator McCain’s leadership behind it, we are in position to avert the unnecessary taxpayer bailout of the United States Postal Service,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “With Senator McCain as a partner in this effort, the Postal Reform Act is now poised to advance in both the House and the Senate and the American people are one step closer to having a postal service that is capable of meeting the needs and demands of the 21st Century.

“This is the only postal reform legislation to be introduced in both the House and the Senate,” Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., said. “The time for talk is over. We need to act now.”

On Wednesday, the Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act successfully advanced out of the House subcommittee making it the only version of postal reform this Congress to move forward in the legislative process. The bill has been endorsed by the Washington Post.

The Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act of 2011 is the only legislation proposed this congress that offers common-sense structural reforms to bring the Postal Service back to solvency and avoid a multi-billion dollar taxpayer funded bailout. You can read more about the postal service crisis and the Postal Reform Act at