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Rep. Zoe Lofgren Calls on U.S. Postal Service to Continue 6-day Delivery Service

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Location: Washington, DC

Today Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) announced she is supporting a resolution in Congress calling on the U.S. Postal Service to continue its 6-day mail delivery service. The bipartisan resolution is in response to a decision by U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, announced on February 6th, saying the postal service would discontinue Saturday mail deliveries starting this summer in August.

"Even with the advent of new communications technologies, a strong U.S. mail service is a key service for both families and businesses," Rep. Lofgren said. "Families rely on the postal service to receive everything from social security checks to medicine, and businesses count on a competent mail system to move goods where they are needed. Shrinking the services Americans count on is not the balanced approach needed to ensure our postal system runs competitively and remains a tool to grow our economy."

The resolution, H.Res. 30, has the backing of more than 82 bipartisan Members of Congress.


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