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Short Titles as Introduced

Protecting Post Offices Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To reduce the operating costs of the United States Postal Service, to provide for continued postal services for certain areas, and for other purposes.

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02/07/2012Introduced in House

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02/07/2012Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/07/2012Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Oversight and Government Reform02/07/2012 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/07/2012)

Protecting Post Offices Act - Eliminates scheduled payments for pre-funding the Retiree Health Benefit Fund by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Recalculates the amounts which USPS is required to pay to such Fund beginning in 2012.

Authorizes USPS to provide nonpostal services.

Prohibits USPS from closing or consolidating any post office or other postal facility in an area that has a high rate of poverty or unemployment.

Grants the Postmaster General authority to regulate rates for market-dominant mail products, except for rate discounts provided to mailers for the presorting, pre-barcoding, handling, or transportation of mail (workshare discounts).