Washington, D.C. – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6303, sponsored by Chairman Chaffetz (R-UT), which consolidates 10 House-passed postal naming bills and instructs the United States Postal Service to designate a single, unique ZIP Code to improve the provision of mail delivery in each of the following localities: Miami Lakes, Florida; Storey County, Nevada; Flanders, Northampton, and Riverside in the Town of Southampton, New York; Ocoee, Florida; and Glendale, New York.
“This straightforward legislation is driven by local leaders and strongly supported by each of the relevant Members of Congress. I have personally met with individuals and businesses impacted by delivery problems that will now be solved by this legislation. I am pleased this important legislation is one step closer to becoming law.”
The five ZIP Codes designated by the bill will improve mail delivery and help resolve significant issues faced by these five communities. Without a unique ZIP Code, communities are at higher risk for extended response times when calling 911 due to confusion and similar street names. Additionally, ZIP Codes are used to determine the appropriate distribution of tax revenue and insurance funds to local communities. Without the proper ZIP Code designations, some local communities may not receive a fair share of local tax revenues.