The National Association of Letter Carriers is telling its members that Saturday mail delivery is “on the chopping block” in Congress this week as the House of Representatives considers an appropriations bill that, for the first time in over thirty years, does not mandate six day delivery:
Last week, the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations subcommittee introduced its appropriations bill. For the first time since 1983, the longstanding language mandating the Postal Service to deliver six days a week is not part of the underlying bill.
The ranking member on the committee, Rep. José Serrano (D-NY), is planning to offer an amendment to restore this vital provision. This coming Wednesday, June 25, at 10 am, the full Appropriations Committee will “mark up” the measure—that is, it will consider and debate amendments to the bill.