Congressman Lynch’s Statement on Postal Service’s Transition to Five-Day Mail Delivery

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census, released the following statement in response to the United State Postal Service’s announcement today on five-day mail delivery:

“I am deeply concerned by the United State Postal Service’s decision to transition to five day delivery without congressional consent. The elimination of Saturday mail delivery will have a negative impact on thousands of businesses across the nation that are operating on a six day schedule. This could be a damaging policy change in a fragile economy. Clearly, the Postal Service continues to face a variety of significant fiscal challenges, from decreasing mail volume and declining revenue, to the onerous mandate that the agency prefund its retiree health benefit obligations 75 years before it is necessary. However, I do not believe that the solution to improving the financial viability of the Postal Service will be found in a unilateral and legally-questionable move to five day delivery, but rather through the enactment of bipartisan, comprehensive, and well-reasoned postal reform legislation.”

3 Responses to "Congressman Lynch’s Statement on Postal Service’s Transition to Five-Day Mail Delivery"

  1. Jim   February 7, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Evern heard the old saying “Turnabout is fair play” Congressman Lynch?
    How many times have you and your cohorts foisted things on the American people that you were aware we did not like and did not want and you gave us no thought.
    Yet a little bit of discomfort to your aristocratic “both trotters in the trough” political elitist life and you start whining.
    another saying in a more polite term is “tough beans” your congress has forced us to man up and live with the crappy laws you pass so live with it.

    and when the hell has there ever been ANY ‘bi-partisanship’ in this legislature?
    I watch C-Span, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. President Obama does things his way or the highway the same as President Bush did and the opposition can go to hell – they are peas in a pod.
    Harry Reid is no better than Newt/Noot Gingrich was

  2. Jim   February 7, 2013 at 9:33 am

    and by the way I support the USPS – everyone should send their mail using the Post Office when ever possible. Fed-x and USP will deliver but they over charge for the same service your local post office will provide for much less

  3. coley   February 13, 2013 at 5:50 am

    I don’t agree with cutting out Saturday delivery but I admire the move the Postmaster has made,he has boxed Congress in,now they have to do something.Of course it could all be political theater and they could all be in cahoots together,but that would be cynical now,wouldn’t’t it.

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