Op-Eds

Jun 28, 2011

Deliver Reforms to the Troubled, Money-Losing Postal Service

Unless Congress takes action now, the future of the United States Postal Service is in jeopardy. But if Congress will enact a sensible, sweeping reform of the Postal Service, we can protect taxpayers from another bailout and make it possible for USPS to implement a sustainable business plan for the future. The problems facing USPS are many: declining mail volume, an aging fleet of delivery vehicles, an outdated brick-and-mortar retail network, the burden of honoring labor agreements that ...

  • Postal Reform
Jun 10, 2011

Assessing the Gulf Coast Response

For more than a year, the House Oversight Committee has been investigating the federal response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster that took the lives of 11 workers and caused one of the worst environmental and economic disasters in U.S. history. The evidence from this fact-based investigation demonstrates the negative consequences when an administration fails to adequately assess the extent of a crisis or the response necessary to mitigate it. Indeed, a pattern of poor judgment and bad ...

  • Energy