U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) today released the following statement about reports that the U.S. Postal Service intends to end mail delivery on Saturdays later this year:
"For more than 200 years, the U.S. Postal Service has done far more than sell stamps and deliver letters. It has built communities, united citizens, and bound together our vast and diverse country.
"I am deeply concerned that, if the Postal Service were to follow through on this plan to slash services in the pursuit of short-term financial gain, it would sacrifice its most crucial long-term competitive edge: its renowned and respected status as a core American institution.
"The USPS is not just another delivery service. Only the USPS goes, in effect, every day to every address, rich or poor, rural or urban, commercial or residential."
In the U.S. House of Representatives, Holt is a cosponsor of H.Res. 30, which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the U.S. Postal Service should maintain a six-day delivery schedule.