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Postal Service delays plan to cut Saturday mail


The United States Postal Service has announced Wednesday it will be delaying plans to cut Saturday mail delivery, according to the Associated Press.

The USPS said they will not go forward with the change quite yet because Congress is not allowing the change.

In February the USPS announced they would move to five-day-a-week delivery starting in August, except for packages, to cut down on expenses.

A statement Wednesday from the agency's Board of Governors noted that Congress has passed a spending bill that continues long-term prohibition against reducing delivery days.

Iowa Representative Bruce Braley released a statement Wednesday.

"I've been a strong advocate for the Postal Service continuing a six day delivery schedule so I'm relieved that they have decided to continue Saturday mail delivery. Iowans have long relied on the post office for quick and dependable mail service, and I'm glad to hear they can continue to depend on that service," stated Braley.

Braley also said that a five day delivery would unfairly hurt rural America.




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