08/19/2011 12:41 pm ET Updated Oct 19, 2011

Groups: Measure to Eliminate Nonprofit Mail Discounts Could Cripple Fundraising

Reduced mailing rates for nonprofit foundations are now being scrutinized as the United States Postal Service continues to look for ways to cut spending as they face severe financial troubles.

New legislation proposed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) would gradually lower the discount on postage rates nonprofits have been receiving since 1951, when Congress first authorized the reduced rates.

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