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Bonamici: Congress Must Act to Restore 6 Day Delivery

February 6, 2013
Press Release

 

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici released the following statement in response to a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announcement on the cancelation of Saturday non-package mail delivery.

 “Congress should immediately take up legislation to restore six day delivery and address the United States Postal Service’s broader financial challenges. The failure to act is already threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of Oregon postal workers and diminishing the essential services the postal service must maintain to remain competitive.

“The Postal Regulatory Commission has shown that USPS has overestimated savings from ending Saturday delivery, but even when considering the overestimates, these savings are negligible in the broader scope of reforms necessary to address the Postal Service’s core financial problems. Current law requires that the USPS pre-fund the health care benefits of its retirees, making it the only agency required to do so. Congress must restructure the Postal Service’s pension pre-payment obligations and allow it to restructure its business model so that its product offerings are responsive to the 21st century marketplace.”