Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement regarding the United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to cut its Saturday mail delivery beginning in August 2013.
"I am deeply concerned with the USPS decision to do away with its Saturday mail delivery and the negative effect on the hardworking employees of the U.S. Postal Service," said Rep. Lujan Grisham. "Post offices provide an important service in our communities and this decision will especially hurt rural businesses who operate six days a week.
"It is time that Congress got serious about comprehensive reforms to strengthen the Postal Service. Doing away with Saturday delivery does not address the systemic operational challenges that are the cause of the current financial situation. We need to look at different options for reform like removing the requirement for the prefunding of retiree health benefits so that they Postal Service can continue to serve customers, as they have done through challenging times and without interruption since 1863."