DMA stresses need for USPS modernization

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Washington, D.C.--The Direct Marketing Association on Tuesday submitted comments to the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs regarding the President's Commission on the U.S. Postal Service, which earlier this year prepared final recommendations for the Bush Administration regarding postal reform.

The DMA emphasized the need for significant modernization of the USPS' operations. Failure to achieve that, it said, would result in unacceptable rollbacks in service, unprecedented rate increases or further debt problems that could require a taxpayer bailout.

The DMA also reiterated its support of the commission's 35 detailed recommendations contained in a report delivered to the president in July and urged "Congress to adopt a comprehensive approach to postal reform encompassing the range of commission recommendations."

--Carol Krol

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