U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement today in reaction to the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) announcement to end Saturday mail delivery:
"The U.S. Postal Service's announcement today makes it clear that it's past time for Congress to act to put the USPS on a path toward financial stability," Sen. Moran said. "Eliminating Saturday mail delivery is not a solution that will solve their financial crisis as a whole. After numerous meetings with the Postmaster General, smart reforms are needed to make certain the Postal Service can compete in a digital world, increase revenue, and not become a taxpayer liability."
In 2012, Sen. Moran voted in favor of S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Service Act. While this bill passed in the Senate, it failed to reach the President before the 112th Congress concluded in early January. The bill would have provided a number of measures to put the Postal Service on a path to sustainability. The USPS is not funded with taxpayer dollars.