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HOUSE COMMITTEE RELEASE DISCUSSION DRAFT. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform release discussion draft of a bipartisan postal reform bill. The full draft is available, as well as a summary. Interested parties have until June 29 to provide comments to the committee staff.

PRESIDENT OBAMA NOMINATES COMMISSIONER ACTON TO REMAIN ON PRC. White HousePresident Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post: Mark Acton, Nominee for Commissioner, Postal Regulatory Commission. Mark Acton is a Commissioner on the Postal Regulatory Commission, a position he has held since 2006.  Mr. Acton served as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Postal Rate Commission from 2002 to 2006 and as Staff Director for the Republican National Committee Counsel's Office from 1996 to 2002.  Mr. Acton received a B.A. from the University of Louisville and an M.B.A from the University of Maryland.

PRC APPROVES USPS 2017 PROMOTIONS. The Postal Service sought approval to renew and modify three CY 2016 First-Class Mail promotions during CY 2017: Earned Value Reply Mail Promotion, Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion, and Personalized Color Transpromo Promotion. The Commission finds that the Postal Service’s planned price adjustments relating to market dominant products as identified in the Postal Service’s Notice filed May 16, 2016, are consistent with 39 U.S.C. §§ 3622(d), 3626, and 39 C.F.R. § 3010.21, and may take effect, as planned. 

Hear ye! Hear ye! The latest PostCom postal podcast on some of the issues that will be a part of the Postal Regulatory Commission review of the PAEA rates process has been posted on the PostCom web site. 


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Five Things You Need to Know

1.) PRC holds USPS' scope of 10-year review in abeyance.

2.) PostCom, MMA, and SMC file comments for Section 701 report.

3.) PostCom's President-Elect Lowrance on House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform panel.

4.) PRC approves USPS 2017 promotions.

5.) PostCom and others ask the PRC to deny the USPS' reconsideration.

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