McCollum Urges Congress to Help Restore Postal Service on Saturdays

 

For Immediate Release:  February 6, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced it would suspend Saturday mail delivery to homes and businesses, beginning August 1, 2013. The USPS made this decision without Congressional authorization. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) is a cosponsor of a House Resolution urging the preservation of six-day mail delivery (H.Res. 30).

She issued the following statement:

“The communities, families and businesses I represent depend on Saturday mail service. While I am strongly opposed to ending Saturday service, I hope this announcement will serve as a wake-up call to Congress to enact responsible postal reform legislation to keep the Postal Service competitive and economically viable.”

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations Committee.

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