Congress Moving To Keep Saturday Mail Delivery
Legislation has passed the Senate and heads to the House. What's your reaction?
Looks like Saturday mail delivery may hang around awhile longer.
According to media reports, the Senate has passed legislation that would require the U.S. Postal Service to keep six-day mail delivery. It was just in February that the Postal Service, which works under Congressional oversight, announced plans to drop Saturday delivery.
The Postal Service, an independent agency, has said it could need a taxpayer bailout of more than $47 billion by 2017 if Congress does not give it flexibility to change its operations, MSN reported.
It had planned to drop first-class mail delivery in August. However, the agency said it would still deliver mail on Saturday to post office boxes, and still deliver packages to residences.
"Once the delivery schedule language in the continuing resolution becomes law, we will discuss it with our Board of Governors to determine our next steps," David Partenheimer, a spokesman for the Postal Service, said.
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