Today, Congressman Tim Walz released the following statement after the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that they would end Saturday mail delivery service:
"I am disappointed in today's announcement by the Postal Service. Ending six day delivery will be particularly harmful to those in rural America who depend on Saturday delivery for commerce and communication.
"With so many questions surrounding the closures of rural post offices and the long-term fiscal viability of the Postal Service, House leadership can no longer sit on their hands and watch as an American institution that so many rely on falls by the wayside. The Senate has moved forward with comprehensive reform that will allow the Postal Service to compete in the 21st century -- the House must follow their lead. I will continue urging House leadership to bring forward legislation that will allow the Postal Service to achieve fiscal solvency, preserve American jobs, and maintain a service that millions of Americans rely on every day."