Loebsack Urges Postal Service to Keep Post Offices Open, Consider Local Input Print
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Written by Joe Hand   
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 07:55

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today wrote to the United States Postal Service expressing his concerns about possible post office closures.  The USPS will soon be holding meetings in communities across Iowa regarding the plans for individual post offices.  Loebsack pushed the Postmaster General to make clear how this process will be carried out, and stressed the importance of listening to community input as these decisions are made.

“I am concerned that the Postal Service may move forward with post office closures, despite their plan to keep offices open with possible service hour reductions,” said Loebsack.  “I urge the USPS to carefully consider local input as they move forward with these public meetings, and request information about how the process will be carried out to ensure that the process is transparent and takes into account the needs of each community.”

Loebsack is a cosponsor of H.R. 1351, which would address the USPS’s financial needs without the upheaval and job loss that post office closures would cause.  He has urged leadership to address postal reform as soon as possible.  A copy of the letter Loebsack sent is available here.

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