Amazon forms U.S. Postal Service lobby group

Amazon has formed a group that will lobby to keep U.S. Postal Service delivery services “reliable and affordable.” And it’s not alone.

Amazon, QVC, Columbia Sportswear, Express Scripts, and the National Retail Federation among others have formed “The Package Coalition,” a group that is lobbying to keep the U.S. Postal Service’s package delivery services “reliable and affordable,” according to Reuters. The group was created to educate elected officials and others about why proposed rate hikes to the Postal Service could hurt corporations, small businesses and consumers across the United States, according to the report.

The announcement follows a barrage of attacks by President Trump alleging — without citing evidence — that Amazon does not pay the U.S. Postal Service a fair rate for package delivery. On Aug. 10, a task force set up by Trump Administration is due to recommend postal reforms to the White House.

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