Today, Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) released the following statement on the United States Postal Service's announced plan to end Saturday mail delivery:
"I am deeply troubled by the U.S. Postal Service's decision to stop delivering letters and other mail on Saturdays. There are a lot of people in my community who depend on six-day delivery for important time-sensitive mail. I am particularly disturbed by what effects this decision might have on our seniors. While I understand the current budgetary challenges of this decision, these cuts cannot be made at the expense of our most vulnerable.
For generations, the unofficial creed of the United States Postal Worker has proudly set out a standard for steadfastness to duty unequaled in the world. "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.' It does not say, "Unless it's Saturday.' I plan to continue to fight for Saturday mail service."