Friday, February 20, 2009

Congressional members act on six-day delivery

Four Congressional representatives have sponsored resolution calling for the U.S. Postal Service to “take all appropriate measures” to maintain its six-day-a-week delivery schedule.

Led by Rep. Sam Graves R-MO), Nick Rahall, (D-WV); Chris Smith, (R-NJ); and Zoe Lofgren, (D-CA), the non-binding resolution HRes 173 expresses the sense of the House that the USPS stay with this schedule and not try to cut it back in an attempt to try to save money.

The proposed resolution has been referred to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

No other financial relief was proposed by the four.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

If they want the USPS to function as a business, then they should give us the flexibility to do so.

AZ Angel said...

Very nice for their concern but dollars don't grow on trees!

Anonymous said...

These are members of the same group (congess) that in failing to do their jobs correctly, lead to the financial collapse of this country. Their fear of protecting their jobs and not riling up their constituants, keeps them from making the correct decision, to save an invaluable U. S. institution.

Anonymous said...

Stopping delivery on Saturdays would be a smart move. The decrease in volume of mail does not seem to be leveling off. Surveys done independantly have showed the public is in favor of no delivery on Saturday and there are a lot of business's closed over the week end. It is time for the Postal Service to act more like a business and look at all means to save money. Senators and Congressmen should keep their minds focused on the economy, they may not be able to do that very well either.

Anonymous said...

Typical government. They say what they want, but give no concrete financial support to make it so.

Anonymous said...

Except you are all incorrect when you think they will close on Saturday. The proposed day would be Tuesday as it is the slowest in regards to mail volume. I think it would hurt the Post Office even more to be closed an extra day, especially during the work week.

Anonymous said...

How very frustrating! Fine...we will continue with 6-day delivery, but where do we go from here if congress is not willing to look at the other options Mr Potter forwarded to them. Does it have to come down to cessation of service when we can no longer make payroll before they pay attention?

Anonymous said...

Typical no solution to the problem just keep delivering the mail. This is all pretty frustrating if the big wigs would just ask the people who do the work, because we all have some very good ideas to help out, maybe something could be done quicker. The first thing we could do is not make as many different kind of stamps. There are fewer and fewer stamp collectors out there. I have about 20 different stamps in my drawer right now and all people want is the FOREVER stamp. That is a big waste of money.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps President Obama should get involved, as the US Postal Service is the second largest business in the United States. We are also the only business that delivers to every address every day, 6 days a week!! I would suggest that the US Postal Service be included in some of the President's Stimulas Package, if we are to continue to deliver to every address, every day, 6 days a week.