The USPS is still crippled by this Bush-era mandate

Trump’s Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is still running the United States Postal Service, causing irreparable harm, intentionally slowing down the mail―undermining faith in the USPS.1

But, even before DeJoy took over at the USPS, the postal service was under attack―constrained by an outrageous mandate from the George W. Bush administration that required the USPS to pre-fund 75 years of health benefits for postal workers.2 This includes pre-funding health benefits for future Postal Workers who haven’t even been born yet!

The mandate has unnecessarily crippled the USPS’s finances, placing a financial burden on the Postal Service that doesn’t exist for any other federal agency or private corporation. Lifting this burden is particularly urgent now, when the USPS is called upon to meet more home delivery needs, including COVID test kits and medications.

Thankfully, there’s something Congress can do. The Postal Service Reform Act has bipartisan support in the U.S. House and is just waiting for a vote.

Join the Coalition on Human Needs and our national allies in calling on Congress to pass the Postal Service Reform Act and save the USPS!


The USPS is popular in Red and Blue states alike and has bipartisan support in Congress. We’re demanding a vote on the Postal Service Reform Act, which has already been passed by the House Oversight Committee and is just waiting for a vote from the full House of Representatives.

Donate today to keep the pressure on Congress to work across the aisle to pass the Postal Service Reform Act and save our cherished USPS.

If you prefer to send your donation by mail, please make a check payable to the Coalition on Human Needs and send to: 

Coalition on Human Needs

1825 K Street, NW, Suite 411

Washington, DC 20006

Many thanks!

Together, we’re fighting back against relentless attacks on the USPS, which have already led to a postal slowdown.

Thank you for taking action today.

Deborah Weinstein
Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs