House Committee Passes Amendment Restoring Six Day Delivery Requirement

Washington, DC – June 25, 2014 – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano succeeded in restoring language to an annual appropriations bill requiring the United States Postal Service to maintain six day delivery. The bipartisan amendment, which Congressman Serrano sponsored with Congressman Tom Latham (R-IA), passed and was added to the fiscal year 2015 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.

“This is an important victory for the millions of Americans who depend upon six day delivery to receive vital services in a timely manner,” said Congressman José E. Serrano. “The six day delivery requirement has been in appropriations legislation since 1983, and removing it now would have allowed the USPS to make life more difficult for these many small businesses and individuals.

“Eliminating Saturday mail delivery would be penny wise and pound foolish. There is no indication that getting rid of 6 day delivery will somehow allow the Postal Service to return to sustainability. In fact, previous estimates indicate that getting rid of six day delivery would actually result in a loss of revenue that outweighs projected savings.

“That is why Congressman Latham and I introduced this amendment. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for supporting it.”

The amendment passed by voice vote. The bill now moves to the full House of Representatives for their consideration.

Read more: Serrano Passes Amendment Restoring Six Day Delivery Requirement | U.S. Congressman José E. Serrano ~ Representing the people of the 15th District of New York.

  • Lytn

    Ha ha Issa,better luck next time fool!you will be out of the political limelight long before Saturday is eliminated if ever!!!!

  • michael jaworski

    Great job

  • Fired up Big T.

    Finally, bipartisanship that not only worked, but did something wise for our country! Good job Mr. Serrano and Latham, maybe just maybe now the leadership will be encouraged to actually lead for a change! Hey Daryll, if you think the Postal Service and it’s family as well as extended family was going to fall for your self lucrative ideas and agendas, well I guess your learning we are not as dumb as you think! You damn snob! Again, money doesn’t make you smart!

  • texasmailman

    This is great news. Thanks to everyone who called their representative and asked them to vote to keep 6 day delivery. The battle isn’t over so no one should rest easy. As long as Issa is still there, the PO will be under attack.

  • xyzthevoiceofreason

    I fail to see how saving 6 day delivery benefits the ‘American people’. People are paying the same postage rate whether or not the advertisement is being delivered on Friday or Saturday. Saving 6 day delivery does in fact benefit mail carriers on the regular overtime desired list, but does not benefit the ‘American people’.

  • retired too

    The American people benefit because they get free service 6 days a week instead of 5.
    The sender pays for the item to be delivered the receiver pays nothing. Would you like your mail delivered free 6 days or 5 ?