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Possible new House bill would allow the USPS to ship alcohol

Last week, legislation that would allow the US Postal Service to ship alcohol to consumers, was reintroduced in the House by Congresswoman Jackie Speier. The USPS Shipping Equity Act (H.R 2517) would give the USPS the ability to ship alcoholic beverages directly from licensed retailers and producers to consumers over the age of 21 in states where direct-to-consumer shipping is allowed. The bill aims to eliminate the competitive advantage private carriers such as FedEx and UPS have over the USPS. Speier stated that the market for shipping alcohol has grown to $3 billion in the past year and will continue to increase. The proposed bill would create a new revenue stream for the USPS which would aid their dire financial situation.

Source: FedSmith May 2019