Is Rep. Maloney’s Loss A Gain For Postal Service Reform?

Rep. Carolyn Maloney recently lost the New York Democrat primary to another incumbent in a redrawn district for the House of Representatives. Under most circumstances, that wouldn’t be too big a deal, but Maloney is currently the chair of the House Oversight Committee. While it’s unlikely now-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will have any gavels to hand out next year, other representatives are dogpiling on her position.

In that position, Maloney led the charge on a postal reform that amounted to $107 billion bailout of the agency, while side-stepping any real meaningful reform. Since that time, USPS reported a loss of $459 million in Q3 this year, compared to a loss of $41 million for the same quarter last year.

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Jared Whitley