Half of Senate Makes Request to Block Postal Facility Closures

By on August 15, 2014 in Current Events with 10 Comments

Postal Service Priority Mail

50 Senators sent a letter to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee requesting that any future legislation prevent the Postal Service from closing or consolidating any more mail processing facilities in FY 2015.

The letter follows on the announcement made by the Postal Service last week that it lost $2 billion in the third quarter, the latest in a steady steam of negative earnings reports.

“The United States Postal Service is facing many serious challenges,” the Senators wrote in their letter. “In the absence of Congressional compromise, the Postal Service has proposed more sweeping changes to its operations. We respectfully request that you include language in any omnibus appropriations legislation or continuing resolution that would prevent the USPS from closing or consolidating any more processing facilities during Fiscal Year 2015.”

Read the full letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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