USPS Won't Cut Saturday Mail After All

Post Office says Congress left it no choice
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 10, 2013 10:52 AM CDT
USPS Won't Cut Saturday Mail After All
A USPS mail carrier turns down the flag on a mailbox in this file photo.   (David Goldman)

The US Postal Service says it will delay plans to cut Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn't allowing the change. As expected, Congress "has left [USPS] with no choice but to delay implementation" of the five-day-a-week plan, the agency's Board of Governors said in a statement today.

The Postal Service said in February that it planned to cut back in August to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages, as a way to hold down losses. But Congress has since passed a spending bill that continues the long-time prohibition against reducing delivery days. (Read more US Postal Service stories.)

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