The sponsor of the Senate Postal Reform Act says passing it now could delay Phase 2 of the Postal Service’s ‘network rationalization’ plan for at least two years.
Following Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s announcement this week that 82 postal facilities have been slated for closing in 2015, Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) issued an appeal to his fellow Senators to work toward quick passage of his Postal Reform Act. Doing so, he maintains, will keep these plants open for at least two more years.
“I have heard from a number of my Senate colleagues that the Postal Service is failing to meet the needs of its customers in many communities throughout the country, including some of those that would lose a processing center under this most recent plan,” Carper said in a statement issued yesterday. “Closing more mail processing centers will only make these existing problems worse and hurt the Postal Service’s efforts to generate new mail volume and remain competitive in the growing package delivery market.”
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