Rep. Bill Owens has joined several colleagues in expressing support for the United States Postal Service and its current level of service to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The letter pushes for any legislation aimed at fixing the continuing USPS deficit to also work to maintain rural post offices, preserve six-day delivery, and support innovation by the Postal Service.
Closing many rural post offices is on the agenda of those who want to rim costs at the USPS, as is eliminating Saturday deliveries.
Last December, the U.S. Postal Service voluntarily agreed to put in place a five-month moratorium on closing postal facilities, which would give Congress more time to enact postal reform legislation.
This relieved pressure on the West Stockholm and Hailesboro Post Offices in St. Lawrence County, which have been anticipating closure orders since their offices were mentioned as possible closure targets last summer.
The moratorium is scheduled to end on May 15.