Even Republicans think the USPS should stop selling historic post offices

The Republican controlled House Appropriations Committee included some interesting language in the report accompanying the bipartisan spending bill now before the House. Here’s what it had to say about the USPS effort to unload historic post offices for quick cash:

The Committee is concerned by reports that the Postal Service is attempting to sell off many of its historic properties without regard for the preservation of these buildings. The Committee is particularly concerned that the Postal Service may not be following Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act in the relocation and sales process of these historic properties. The Committee notes that the Office of the Inspector General is currently conducting an investigation into whether the Postal Service is complying with its statutory and regulatory requirements in the relocation of services, closure, and sale of these types of properties. Until such an analysis is complete, the Committee believes the Postal Service should refrain from the relocation of services from historic post offices, and believes the Postal Service should suspend the sale of any historic post office.

For more, see Save the Post Office: Representatives Serrano and Lee: Postal Service Must Halt Historic Buildings Sales

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