Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA-3) released a statement today after the U.S. Postal Service announced it would abandon plans to close thousands of postal facilities across the nation, including hundreds in Iowa.
"I am pleased the Postal Service has withdrawn its plan to close offices, which would have greatly impacted rural Iowa. I have been encouraging Postal Service leaders to take a more creative approach to this issue instead of completely closing offices and I'm glad they made the right decision. I will continue to work to ensure any future cost-saving measures do not risk jobs and hurt businesses that depend on this vital service, especially in our small Iowa towns," Boswell said.
Due the efforts of Congressman Boswell, fellow members of Congress and the welcomed input from concerned citizens, the Postal Service will cease closing any post offices and instead will reduce office hours under a new proposal.
Last September, Congressman Boswell co-signed a letter to the Postal Regulatory Commission to prevent office closures. Boswell is also a co-sponsor of H.Res. 137 which seeks to continue 6-day mail delivery.