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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Congresswoman Lawrence Leads Letter to President’s Postal Task Force Requesting Transparency and Bipartisan Reform

June 15, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence led a PDF iconletter to the President’s Postal Task Force calling for it to operate in a transparent manner and prioritize bipartisan reforms that support employees, retirees, and the Postal Service’s mission to serve every American.


President Trump established the Task Force on April 12 to evaluate the Postal Service’s operations and recommend reforms within 120 days.


“Over 60 days have elapsed since the Executive Order was issued,” the letter states, “but the Task Force has not indicated publicly how it is working to engage in meaningful reform efforts. We urge the Task Force to operate in a fully transparent matter, given that the postal system is of utmost importance to the American public.”


The letter asks the Task Force to release its final report to Congress and immediately share information about its deliberative processes. It also calls for the Task Force to only recommend reforms that have broad consensus.

“As a former employee of the United States Postal Service for over 30 years, I am committed to the integrity and success of our postal system,” said Rep. Lawrence. “I am urging the Task Force to support our existing, bipartisan reforms that would make sure every American has reliable mail service, regardless of income or location.”


Rep. Lawrence was joined by other members of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, including Reps. Cummings, Connolly, Norton, Raskin, Maloney, and Lynch.