Signed, Sealed, Delivered: President Biden and Georgia Democrats Help Save the Postal Service

April 6, 2022

Today, President Biden signed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 into law. This bill is the most significant overhaul of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in almost 20 years and will help shore up the agency to address delays in mail delivery across Georgia that came to light during the pandemic. The new law, which was supported by every Georgia Democrat in Congress, stands in stark contrast to Trump-era efforts to cut USPS delivery. 

Here’s just some of what this new law means for Georgia: 

  • Protecting reliable delivery of everything from medication for seniors to household items for Georgia families;
  • Continued mail delivery service 6 days a week;
  • New transparency standards to hold USPS accountable for delays;
  • Opportunities for local, state and Indigenous governments to offer certain non-mail services, like hunting and fishing licenses;
  • Support for rural newspapers that may qualify for reduced mailing fees;
  • And more.

“Georgians rely on our postal system every day for everything from getting prescription medications and paychecks, to voting, to keeping in touch with friends and family. And small businesses across Georgia depend on the postal service to get their goods to customers across the country,” said Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “While most Georgia Republicans in Congress failed to prioritize the future and dependability of our postal service, President Biden and Georgia Democrats have made sure with the Postal Service Reform Act that Georgians can continue to depend on the USPS and see reliable deliveries and expanded services.”


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