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July 16, 2003
JS-570

MEDIA ADVISORY
Presidentís Commission on United States Postal Service
Received Subcommittee Recommendations at Public Meeting

The Presidentís Commission on the United States Postal Service today received and considered the recommendations of two of the four Commission subcommittees at its eighth public meeting in Washington, DC. The Commission will submit its report to the President by July 31, 2003.

The adopted recommendations are attached below.

The nine-member bipartisan Commission, established by President Bush on December 11, 2002, will identify the operational, structural, and financial challenges facing the Postal Service; examine potential solutions; and recommend legislative and administrative steps to ensure the long-term viability of postal services in the United States. The Commission is co-chaired by James A. Johnson, Vice Chairman of Perseus, L.L.C., and Harry J. Pearce, Chairman of Hughes Electronics Corporation.

Additional information about the Commission can be found at
http://www.treasury.gov/offices/domestic-finance/usps

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