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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs overall condition.