Burchett reintroduces Easy Access to Mail Act

WASHINGTON, D.C., (May 18, 2023) – Today, U.S. Congressman Tim Burchett (TN-02) reintroduced the Easy Access to Mail Act.

This bill would prohibit the United States Postal Service (USPS) from retroactively requiring home builders to install cluster mailboxes at new housing developments and would require a one-time approval from a local legislative body regarding the placement of cluster mailboxes.

“A lot of folks, especially the elderly and disabled, already struggle to get their mail every day, and cluster mailboxes can make that burden even worse,” said Rep. Burchett. “Local communities understand their mail needs better than the federal government, and should be allowed to help determine when cluster mailboxes are appropriate and when they shouldn’t be installed.” 

Rep. Burchett previously introduced the Easy Access to Mail Act during the 116th Congress and the 117th Congress after hearing East Tennesseans’ concerns about USPS requiring new housing developments to install cluster mailboxes at a central location rather than individual mailboxes in front of residences. 

The full text of the Easy Access to Mail Act can be found here.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://burchett.house.gov/media/press-releases/burchett-reintroduces-easy-access-mail-act