"Chairman Issa has agreed to some modifications and continues to be willing to alter aspects of the legislation in order to strengthen the bill," the spokesman says. "This effort is intended to ensure that meaningful reforms not only win House approval, but are ultimately signed into law by the President."
But the post office's struggles could continue for months before anything is done.
"It's an election year, this is complex and it is not very sexy," DeHaven says. "Members of Congress are ignoring this because they are not permanently concerned about economics and finance, they are concerned about politics."