February 6, 2013
Susan Davis: Postal Service Should Keep Saturday Delivery
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) released the following statement on the decision by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to end Saturday delivery.
“While the USPS is certainly facing a critical financial situation, eliminating delivery on Saturday is not going to provide the savings necessary to right the ship. This decision will only have a detrimental impact on postal customers and small businesses, many of whom have contacted my office. The postal service is an American institution people depend on and we need to give it the tools it needs to be robust rather than cutting it off at the knees.
"There is also a question of the legality of USPS's move. Congress enacted legislation directing the USPS to maintain Saturday delivery and the USPS should go through Congress if it wants to alter delivery. The fact that a bi-partisan majority of my colleagues and I cosponsored legislation to maintain Saturday delivery in the last Congress says that representatives and the people we represent want their voices heard on this issue.
“There is no doubt that Congress needs to make postal reform a top priority. Congress and the USPS need to look together at all potential proposals within a broad context."