Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement today after the U.S. Postal Service announced that it will cancel plans to end Saturday mail delivery this summer.
"I am pleased that the Postal Service will cancel its plan to end Saturday mail service, which would have unduly harmed New Hampshire businesses and communities. Instead of cutting jobs and services, the Postal Service needs sensible reform to fix the onerous pre-funding requirement for future retiree health benefits, boost innovation and efficiency, reduce costs, and provide new and improved services to New Hampshire communities."
Kuster is a cosponsor of H.Res. 30, a bipartisan resolution reiterating support for six-day mail delivery. She is also a cosponsor of H.R. 630, the Postal Service Protection Act, which would allow the Postal Service to offer innovative services and generate new revenues, as well as providing the USPS with fiscal relief by eliminating its unique, Congressionally-imposed requirement to pre-fund health benefits for future retirees.