Congress would have to overturn a 100-year-old temperance era law that bans shipping any “spirituous, vinous, malted, fermented or other intoxicating liquors of any kind” by mail, said Sue Brennan, spokeswoman for the agency.
Ogling alcohol shipments is hardly a new idea for the Postal Service. Back in 2011, it worked with the Senate to get a provision a Postal Service bill, which didn’t get very far.
A new House bill to help the Postal Service doesn’t address postal shipments of alcohol. But the bill’s author, California Republican Darrell Issa, supports the idea, his spokesman said.
What the Postal Service really wants is Congress to pass something to help it get past its major cash woes.