New York--The Direct Marketing Association on Monday said the Mailers Council, an unaffiliated independent trade association, threatens to slow down and endanger postal reform legislation. At issue is the Mailers Council's call for a presidential commission to look into changes in the structure of the U.S. Postal Service. Such a move, according to a DMA spokesperson, will pull both political resources and attention from the proposed legislation and will undermine the USPS' ability to continue to provide services at affordable rates. "We're right at the cusp of Congress considering postal reform legislation," the spokesperson said. " Anything that delays that hurts the industry."