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Text of Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ...

...appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.

This resolution was introduced on March 2, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 2, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

IV

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 137

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 2, 2011

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.

Whereas the United States Postal Service has announced that it may need to reduce the frequency of its mail delivery service from 6 days a week to 5 days a week;

Whereas 6-day mail delivery service is an essential service that the American people have relied on since 1912, particularly working families that depend on the Postal Service for the timely delivery of their paychecks;

Whereas Social Security is the primary or sole source of income for many senior citizens, and any delay in the delivery of their Social Security checks would make it difficult for them to purchase even essential items, such as food and medicine; and

Whereas reducing mail delivery service to 5 days a week would inevitably cause not only delays in the delivery of mail, but higher postal costs, due to the many hours of additional overtime that the Postal Service would require in order to handle the resulting back-up of mail: Now, therefore, be it

That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.