Arizona Delegation Members Cite Tucson Mail Delays, Urge Updated Data Before Considering Additional Consolidation

WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally, alongside Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Greg Stanton (AZ-09) wrote to Congressional leaders about mail delivery delays in Arizona due to the partial consolidation of the Tucson processing center.

The delegation members urged leaders to ensure any postal legislation required the collection of updated service and economic impact data before further consolidating Postal Service processing centers.

“The Postal Service was only able to partially consolidate the Tucson plan, but even that partial closure has caused delays for the delivery of crucial mail including Veterans benefits and medications. We are confident that a new analysis of the data using updated criteria to evaluate mail service in the greater Tucson area will show that additional consolidation of processing facilities is not warranted,” the members wrote.

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