SENATE RESOLUTION 633--EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE SENATE THAT CONGRESS SHOULD TAKE ALL APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO ENSURE THAT THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE REMAINS AN INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHMENT OF...; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 155
(Senate - September 18, 2018)

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SENATE RESOLUTION 633--EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE SENATE THAT CONGRESS 
 SHOULD TAKE ALL APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO ENSURE THAT THE UNITED STATES 
  POSTAL SERVICE REMAINS AN INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FEDERAL 
             GOVERNMENT AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO PRIVATIZATION

  Mrs. McCASKILL (for herself, Mr. King, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Coons, Mr. 
Van Hollen, Mr. Booker, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Jones, Ms. Warren, Mr. 
Peters, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. Reed, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Moran, Mr. Tester, 
Ms. Harris, Ms. Murkowski, Ms. Hassan, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Blunt, Mr. 
Whitehouse, Ms. Collins, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Carper, Mr. 
Kaine, Ms. Smith, and Mr. Udall) submitted the following resolution; 
which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs:

                              S. Res. 633

       Whereas Congress has the authority to establish post 
     offices and post roads under clause 7 of section 8 of article 
     I of the Constitution of the United States;
       Whereas the United States Postal Service is a self-
     sustaining, independent establishment that relies on revenue 
     derived from the sale of postal services and products, not on 
     taxpayer funds;
       Whereas the United States Postal Service and the more than 
     500,000 employees of the United States Postal Service are at 
     the center of the $1,400,000,000,000 mailing industry, which 
     employs a total of 7,500,000 individuals in the United 
     States;
       Whereas the United States Postal Service serves the needs 
     of 157,000,000 business and residential customers not less 
     than 6 days a week, maintains an affordable and universal 
     network, and connects the rural, suburban, and urban 
     communities of the United States;
       Whereas the United States Postal Service is consistently 
     the highest-rated agency of the Federal Government in 
     nonpartisan opinion polls;
       Whereas the United States Postal Service is the second 
     largest employer of veterans in the United States;
       Whereas the employees of the United States Postal Service--
       (1) are dedicated public servants who do more than process 
     and deliver the mail of the people of the United States; and
       (2) serve as the eyes and ears of the communities of the 
     United States and often respond first in situations involving 
     health, safety, and crime in those communities; and

       Whereas the privatization of the United States Postal 
     Service would--
       (1) result in higher prices and reduced services for the 
     customers of the United States Postal Service, especially in 
     rural communities;

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       (2) jeopardize the booming e-commerce sector; and
       (3) cripple a major part of the critical infrastructure of 
     the United States: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate that Congress 
     should take all appropriate measures to ensure that the 
     United States Postal Service remains an independent 
     establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to 
     privatization in whole or in part.

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