Congressional action blocked the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to halt
Saturday mail delivery, an initiative that was estimated to save the agency
$2 billion a year.
Language in a continuing resolution approved by Congress prevents cutting the mail delivery schedule.
disappointed with this Congressional action, the (USPS) will follow the
law and delay implementation of its new delivery schedule until
legislation is passed that provides the Postal Service with the
authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible
delivery schedule," the Postal Service Board of Governors said in a
USPS reported nearly $16 billion in losses last year, and in
addition to changing to a Monday through Friday delivery schedule, the
agency has also considered closing thousands of facilities nationwide.
Late last month, mail carriers in Illinois and their allies rallied against the USPS plan to end Saturday delivery. See our coverage of the protest here.