The postal service is an essential part of rural life, delivering everything from prescription drugs to mail-in ballots. And yet, it could be so much more. The USPS could fill in gaps and provide banking services, check cashing, bill payments, global wire transfers, low-fee ATMs, and more.
Protect and Strengthen the United States Postal Service (USPS)
- Federal: Pass the Access to No-Fee Accounts Act.
- Federal: Adopt language in the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill directing USPS to meaningfully pilot non-bank financial services at scale.
- Federal: repeal language in the 2006 Postal Accountability & Enhancement Act that prohibits USPS from offering new services, so it can grow and change with rural communities’ needs.
The Postal Service Reform Act guaranteed the United States Postal Service can remain an essential point of connection for families across the country, no matter where they live. It funds the USPS and removes artificial barriers to economic sustainability. The Act also supports reliable delivery across the country. It also empowers local communities to collaborate with the USPS to secure access to even more essential services, including banking and fishing licenses.