YubaNet.com
Thursday, October 2 2014

            We Deliver News to the Sierra
News Fire News spacer Latest News spacer Regional News spacer California News spacer USA News spacer World News spacer Op-Ed spacer Enviro News spacer Sci Tech News spacer Life spacer Odd News spacer Cartoons spacer
Features The Calendar features features Weather features Sierra NightSky features features features Road Conditions features Home spacer
Op-Ed
 

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch: Statement on Postal Service's Transition to Five-Day Mail Delivery


    Google+    

By: Congressman Stephen F. Lynch

Feb. 6, 2013 - Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census, released the following statement in response to the United State Postal Service's announcement today on five-day mail delivery:

I am deeply concerned by the United State Postal Service's decision to transition to five day delivery without congressional consent. The elimination of Saturday mail delivery will have a negative impact on thousands of businesses across the nation that are operating on a six day schedule. This could be a damaging policy change in a fragile economy. Clearly, the Postal Service continues to face a variety of significant fiscal challenges, from decreasing mail volume and declining revenue, to the onerous mandate that the agency prefund its retiree health benefit obligations 75 years before it is necessary. However, I do not believe that the solution to improving the financial viability of the Postal Service will be found in a unilateral and legally-questionable move to five day delivery, but rather through the enactment of bipartisan, comprehensive, and well-reasoned postal reform legislation.

 

Help us bring you more news. Be a real reader: Support YubaNet

By submitting a comment you consent to our rules. You must use your real first and last name, not a nickname or alias. A comment here is just like a letter to the editor or a post on Facebook. Thank you.

 

Latest Headlines

Op-Ed

Chad Griffin: #LoveCantWait: Why America Needs Nationwide Marriage Equality Now, Says Human Rights Campaign

Mark Noferi: Children in Jail: What It's Like for Immigrant Families Held at Karnes, Texas

Robert Reich: Raising Most People's Wages

Robert Weissman: Holder's Record Badly Blemished by Failure to Hold Corporate Criminals Accountable

Ellen Powell: Making Windmills out of Warplanes

Dipti Bhatnagar: Climate Summit Was a Fool's Paradise

Phyllis Bennis: Bombing Syria Will Only Make Things Worse

Leslie A. Holman: ICE Expansion of Family Detention Means the United States Will Jail More Victims of Violence


More

 

 

 

 

NEWS . Fire News . Latest . Regional . California . USA . World . Op-Ed . Enviro . Sci/Tech . Life . Odd News . Cartoons
FEATURES . The Calendar .Weather . Sierra NightSky . Horoscope . Road Conditions
YubaNet.com . Advertising. About Us . Support YubaNet . Contact Us . Terms of Use . Privacy

YubaNet.com © 1999-2014
Nevada City, California (530) 478-9600