So, as I said a few days ago, I have been trying to get some information about the bill Congress is considering that would change the way the postal service funds healthcare benefits for its retirees. Prepaying the healthcare costs about $2 billion a year. HR 22 would change the system and as a result the post office would have a smaller deficit this year (and any other year the system was in effect.)
I sent a copy of my blog to the PR person over the holiday weekend. Today I received a brief reply:
Thanks a lot for this information. At this time there is no further update on H.R. 22.
MARCUS A. WILLIAMS
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia
B349A Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515