1 hr 29 min

Congress Saves the Postal Service Congressional Dish

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Congress did a good thing! In this encouraging episode, learn about a new law that saved the Postal Service from financial doom without spending one extra penny in taxpayer money. Then, listen to the highlights from a recent hearing about the electrification of the Postal Service’s vehicle fleet. Louis DeJoy may not have sabotaged the 2020 election, but is he sabotaging the effort to transition the Postal Service away from fossil fuels?
Executive Producer: Stephen McMahan
Executive Producer: Jose Huerta
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Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD220: Postal Service Sabotage
Lobbying Open Secrets. Bill Profile: H.R. 3076. “Specific Issues Reports for H.R.3076 by: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 117th Congress.”
Open Secrets. Bill Profile: H.R. 3076. “Clients Lobbying on H.R.3076: Postal Service Reform Act of 2021.”
Open Secrets. Darrell Issa: Federal Congressional Candidacy Data “Contributors 1997 - 2022.”
Jon Stewart Podcast “Jon Talks about the Media -- and It Talks Back.” March 24, 2022. The Problem with Jon Stewart.
The Law H.R. 3076: Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 Full Text
Summary
Cost Estimate
House Vote Breakdown: 342-92 (All no votes GOP)
Senate Vote Breakdown: 79-19 (All no votes GOP)
H.R.6407 - Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act Became law on December 20, 2006
Vote Breakdown
Audio Sources It’s Electric! Developing the Postal Service Fleet of the Future House Committee on Oversight and Reform
April 5, 2022
The Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing to examine the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of electrifying the Postal Service fleet through the acquisition of the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV).
Witnesses:
Tammy L. Whitcomb, Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General
Victoria K. Stephen, Executive Director, Next Generation Delivery Vehicle, USPS
Kenny Stein, Director, Policy, Institute for Energy Research
Jill Naamane, Acting Director, Physical Infrastructure Team, General Services Administration
Joe Britton, Executive Director, Zero Emission Transportation Association
Clips 10:00 Rep. James Comer (R-KY): While Republicans are not against the Postal Service acquiring electric vehicles, we're against mandates that ignore the business needs and the financial situation of the Postal Service. Republicans believe the postal service must be self funded. This means the Postal Service should pay for its own capital needs, like purchasing new vehicles. Meanwhile, Americans can't afford to fill up their gas tanks, let alone buy an electric vehicle. But that isn't stopping Democrats from demanding your mailman has one.
26:30 Tammy L. Whitcomb: Last February, the Postal Service awarded a contract to produce and deploy up to 165,000 new delivery vehicles over the next 10 years. While the contract allows for both electric and gasoline powered vehicles, the Postal Service's current plan is for most of the new vehicles to be gasoline powered. We have two recent reports related to this purchasing decision. One of our reports was a research paper that identified the opportunities and challenges for the Postal Service in adopting these electric vehicles. We found electric vehicles are well suited for most postal routes, and there are clear benefits to their adoption. For example, a large fleet of electric vehicles would help the Postal Service decrease its gre

Congress did a good thing! In this encouraging episode, learn about a new law that saved the Postal Service from financial doom without spending one extra penny in taxpayer money. Then, listen to the highlights from a recent hearing about the electrification of the Postal Service’s vehicle fleet. Louis DeJoy may not have sabotaged the 2020 election, but is he sabotaging the effort to transition the Postal Service away from fossil fuels?
Executive Producer: Stephen McMahan
Executive Producer: Jose Huerta
Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank’s online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish
Thank you for supporting truly independent media!
Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD220: Postal Service Sabotage
Lobbying Open Secrets. Bill Profile: H.R. 3076. “Specific Issues Reports for H.R.3076 by: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 117th Congress.”
Open Secrets. Bill Profile: H.R. 3076. “Clients Lobbying on H.R.3076: Postal Service Reform Act of 2021.”
Open Secrets. Darrell Issa: Federal Congressional Candidacy Data “Contributors 1997 - 2022.”
Jon Stewart Podcast “Jon Talks about the Media -- and It Talks Back.” March 24, 2022. The Problem with Jon Stewart.
The Law H.R. 3076: Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 Full Text
Summary
Cost Estimate
House Vote Breakdown: 342-92 (All no votes GOP)
Senate Vote Breakdown: 79-19 (All no votes GOP)
H.R.6407 - Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act Became law on December 20, 2006
Vote Breakdown
Audio Sources It’s Electric! Developing the Postal Service Fleet of the Future House Committee on Oversight and Reform
April 5, 2022
The Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing to examine the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of electrifying the Postal Service fleet through the acquisition of the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV).
Witnesses:
Tammy L. Whitcomb, Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General
Victoria K. Stephen, Executive Director, Next Generation Delivery Vehicle, USPS
Kenny Stein, Director, Policy, Institute for Energy Research
Jill Naamane, Acting Director, Physical Infrastructure Team, General Services Administration
Joe Britton, Executive Director, Zero Emission Transportation Association
Clips 10:00 Rep. James Comer (R-KY): While Republicans are not against the Postal Service acquiring electric vehicles, we're against mandates that ignore the business needs and the financial situation of the Postal Service. Republicans believe the postal service must be self funded. This means the Postal Service should pay for its own capital needs, like purchasing new vehicles. Meanwhile, Americans can't afford to fill up their gas tanks, let alone buy an electric vehicle. But that isn't stopping Democrats from demanding your mailman has one.
26:30 Tammy L. Whitcomb: Last February, the Postal Service awarded a contract to produce and deploy up to 165,000 new delivery vehicles over the next 10 years. While the contract allows for both electric and gasoline powered vehicles, the Postal Service's current plan is for most of the new vehicles to be gasoline powered. We have two recent reports related to this purchasing decision. One of our reports was a research paper that identified the opportunities and challenges for the Postal Service in adopting these electric vehicles. We found electric vehicles are well suited for most postal routes, and there are clear benefits to their adoption. For example, a large fleet of electric vehicles would help the Postal Service decrease its gre

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