Boehner: Congress 'needs to act' on postal reform

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved legislation in October 2011, but it never reached the House floor. Boehner said the committee’s chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), was continuing to have “bipartisan conversations,” but he acknowledged that the politics of the post office were complicated.

“I think trying to act in this postal area is pretty difficult,” Boehner said. “But I understand where the postal commission is coming from. They’re in charge with running the post office, but yet the Congress, in its wisdom, has tied their hands every which way in order for them to actually run the post office in a revenue neutral way.”

The postal service said it would continue to deliver packages on Saturday under the plan, which would take effect in August, but cease delivery of other mail. In a statement, Issa said he supported the decision.

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