Congressman says he is "extremely disappointed" in postal service move
Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond is displeased with the move by the U.S. Postal Service to end door-to-door Saturday mail deliveries in August.
The USPS says the action will result in an annual savings of $2 billion.
Richmond says "senior citizens in Louisiana and all across the country will be forced to wait longer to receive their Social Security checks and prescription medication. Their livelihood depends on that Saturday delivery."
He aded, "We cannot afford to put American jobs on the line without first exploring options to modernize our Postal System."
Richmond says the agency wouldn't be forced to take the step if it were not required to pre-fund 100% of employment retirement and retirement health costs. "No other public or private business in America is burdened with this unnecessary requirement," he noted.
He is calling on Congress to eliminate the requirement and "work on a more viable solution to strengthen USPS to preserve our 6-day schedule."