7/18/17 – GovExec reports – As an independent, self-funded federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service is considered for appropriations purposes “off budget.” The House blueprint would change that, bringing the mailing agency back on budget for the first time since 1989.
In a 2009 report, the USPS inspector general said administrations in the 1970s and 1980s brought the Postal Service on and off budget depending on whether the agency was running a deficit or surplus. When on budget, the IG said, USPS was “commonly caught up in deficit reduction squabbles, and took on obligations belonging to the Treasury.”
To read more regarding the GOP budget see this article Nine Major Agency Reform Proposals in the House GOP Budget at GovExec.