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Sires Cosponsors Legislation to Protect Overnight Delivery Standards

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Sires along with 63 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives has cosponsored H.R. 2459, the Protect Overnight Delivery Act. This legislation, introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), would require the United States Postal Service (USPS) to continue overnight delivery standards.

"This legislation plays a critical role in protecting a service millions of Americans rely on each day" said Congressman Sires."Maintaining overnight delivery standards not only maintains the USPS' ability to remain a viable means of communication in our evolving world, but protects the jobs of the thousands."

In September 2011, the USPS announced plans to consolidate its mail processing facilities by changing delivery standards on first class mail and periodicals. Proposals would change the 1 to 3 day service standard on first class mail and periodicals to 2 to 3 days. As a result, 508 USPS processing facilities around the country would close for consolidation. H.R. 2459 would require the USPS maintain 1 to 3 day delivery standards for first class mail and periodicals.

"By maintaining the quality service standard that the USPS has come to be known for, thousands of jobs, processing centers, and postal facilities around the nation will be saved" said Sires. I am proud to be an original cosponsor of this bipartisan legislation and I urge my colleagues in Congress to find a solution that not only strengthens the postal service, but protects jobs and invests in the workforce."

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