The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on July 12th approved a revision of its original discussion draft bill released the day before. No amendments were added, however, the bill removed several portions from the original discussion draft that could have proven harmful to catalog mailers.
The ACMA, the only organization representing catalog mailing interests, had requested such changes both in its own letter and through its coalition partner, the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service. The Committee listened, thereby sparing potential immediate harm to the Standard Flats mail category, which as a product, is considered to be under water. Next up, passage out of the full House, then onto the Senate.
The ACMA will continue to stay actively engaged in the process. On behalf of its catalog members, the ACMA is concerned that getting no bill passed before the end of the 114th Congress will come back to haunt us in the 10-year review at the PRC taking place next year. For further information, The Dingley Press encourages you to contact Paul Miller at the ACMA, 914-669-8391 firstname.lastname@example.org .