Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Postal Service's decision to cancel plans to end Saturday mail delivery:
"I applaud the Postal Service's decision to cancel its plan to end Saturday mail service this summer," Shea-Porter said. "The Postal Service is a vital resource for communities throughout New Hampshire and our country. Eliminating Saturday mail-delivery does not adequately address the issues facing the United States Postal Service and would hurt Granite Staters."
Shea-Porter is a cosponsor of H.Res. 30, a bipartisan resolution "expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service (USPS) should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service." She is also a cosponsor of H.R. 630, the Postal Service Protection Act, which would protect six day delivery and help fix the immediate fiscal problem of the Postal Service by ending the pre-funding mandate and allowing the Postal Service to recover pension overpayments.