House lawmakers advanced language authorizing $8 billion for the U.S. Postal Service to buy more electric vehicles as the agency modernizes its aging fleet.
The U.S. Postal Service should include more electric vehicles in its new fleet than it first envisioned when it awarded a $6 billion contract to Oshkosh Corp., a U.S. senator told nominees to the service’s board.
The U.S. Postal Service announced plans to add a day or more to its standards for First Class mail delivery, hike rates and reduce post office hours as it struggles with financial deficits.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers the U.S. Postal Service faces a dire financial outlook, as lawmakers considered reducing retiree health care costs to bolster the service plagued by slow delivery.