Congressman Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) announced today that the U.S. Postal Service will not close the Socorro U.S. Post Office. This important facility not only serves the residents of Socorro, but the thousands of people and businesses in several surrounding areas.
"For years, I have weighed in with the U.S. Postal Service to save El Paso's postal facilities and ensure we continue to protect six day delivery and critical postal jobs in El Paso," Congressman Reyes said. "I am pleased with the U.S Postal Service's decision not to close the Socorro U.S. Post office. Postal employees provide important services that touch the lives of all Americans, and I will continue to be a strong voice in support of them."
Last year, Congressman Reyes worked with Mayor Trini Lopez and the local community to secure over 4,000 signatures and weighed in with the USPS to protect Socorro's U.S. Post Office. In addition, Congressman Reyes wrote a letter to Postmaster General Mr. Patrick R. Donahoe opposing any plans to close this facility and is encouraged by the USPS' recent decision.
Moreover, as a champion of the U.S Postal Service and government employees, Congressman Reyes is also a co-sponsor of HR 1351, a bill that supports preserving the postal service and would help protect six day delivery.
The Socorro U.S. Postal Office is conveniently located in a central area for residents traveling from Agua Dulce, Montana Vista, Horizon City and other nearby communities.