Issa Calls For “Official” End to Saturday Delivery
In a February 6, 2013 letter to Congressional leaders the Chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, Darryl Issa joined by the Republican Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Tom Colburn asked that the 6-day mail rider be omitted from any subsequent government funding legislation , enabling the Postal Service to implement this necessary reform without impediment.
Amazingly, Issa pointed to President Obama’s inaugural address about the need to find real solutions to our nation’s problems to support the Postal Service’s plan to cut 6 day delivery. A Scheme Behind the Plan? The PMG’s talking points claim he is giving 6 month notice of the cut so that mailers and the public can plan and adjust production and mailing schedules. However, Regional Coordinator Omar Gonzalez points to Issa’s letter which reveals that the current FY2013 government funding resolution requiring 6 day delivery is set to expire at the end of March.
Some in the media question whether the PMG can legally cut 1st class mail delivery on Saturdays without congressional approval. “The stage is being set now to ensure that Congress drops the rider resolution mandating 6 day delivery that has been attached to appropriation bills since 1984,” said the regional coordinator. “We , and our communities must act now to stop this concerted effort to destroy USPS,” said Gonzalez