Today, Congressman Mike Michaud sent a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe urging him to extend the moratorium on post office and mail processing facility closures until after a postal reform bill is passed into law. Michaud also sent a letter to House leaders urging them to act quickly on postal reform. In his letters, Michaud highlighted the impact a closure of the Hampden mail processing facility would have on the State of Maine. The text of both letters can be found here.
"The House must forgo its recess next week and work in a bipartisan way to move postal reform forward," said Michaud. "May 15th is just around the corner, so time is running out. This is a critical issue for Maine's economy. Congress needs to work together to get this done as soon as possible."
Currently, House leaders have not announced plans to consider postal reform.