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Preserving 6-Day Delivery

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. GRIMM. Mr. Speaker, many Americans rely on six day mail delivery for essential services. Adjusting this system by even one day could prove to be a problematic change, especially for small businesses looking to advertise or engage in commerce through first-class mail.

While I realize the United States Postal Service is facing tremendous financial burdens, taking away a staple of our Nation's most affordable delivery system is a bad business choice. I have been an advocate for preserving six day delivery, cosponsoring H. Res. 30 which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the USPS should take all appropriate measures to ensure continuation of 6-day mail delivery service.

Further, this course of action will result in the loss of jobs for the tremendously hard workers of the postal service. I have had the unique experience of working side by side with a Letter Carrier and have seen firsthand just how demanding their job can be. Given the economic situation and significant job losses our country is already facing, 5-day delivery is a step in the wrong direction.

I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to ensure we preserve 6-day delivery and strengthen the Postal Service.

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