Senators Fight for Saturday Mail

, Posted: Sat, February 16 2013 at 6:52 PM, Updated: Sat, February 16 2013 at 6:58 PM

Two of Oregon's Senators are challenging the U.S. Postal Service's plan to end Saturday delivery.

Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden contend the unauthorized proposal would hurt rural communities and cost jobs.    

They joined 22 other senators in challenging the Postmaster General’s authority to discontinue Saturday mail delivery later this year without congressional approval.

They also point out that a shift to five-day service could lead to further declines in mail volume and revenues, worsening the U.S. Postal Service’s overall condition.

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