U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement after the United States Postal Service announced that it would maintain six-day delivery:
"The decision by the Postal Service to scrap their hurried, ill-considered plan to eliminate Saturday delivery is the right one, especially for communities across rural America for whom reliable postal service is so important. The fact is, we can put the Postal Service on sound financial footing while preserving its critical services and keeping rural post offices open-and the way we do that is by passing comprehensive, bipartisan postal reform like the Senate did last year. I look forward to again passing meaningful reform legislation, and hope the U.S. House finally joins the Senate in this effort, after their repeated failure to address this critical issue."
Last year, McCaskill successfully fought to keep hundreds of rural post offices in Missouri open and operating-arguing that shutting down rural post offices would not help the Postal Service achieve substantial cost-savings.
McCaskill also recently wrote to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe requesting a more thorough and up-to-date financial analysis of five-day delivery financial projections.