April 11, 2013

Sen. Collins applauds delay of 5-day mail delivery

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is applauding the Postal Service's decision to delay implementing a five-day-a-week delivery schedule.

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Sen. Susan Collins

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The Postal Service announced Wednesday that it would not begin offering five-day delivery in August as originally scheduled after Congress failed to include language allowing it to do so in spending legislation passed last month.

Collins says cutting mail delivery will only drive away customers, which will cause revenues to further decline and push the Postal Service into a "financial death spiral."

She said it would also cause hardships for families and business that rely on six-day delivery for everyday needs.

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