Senate Democrats Pushing to Improve Rural North Dakota Mail Delivery
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A group of Senate Democrats is pushing a bill to improve mail service for their rural residents, saying they got the worst of cuts from the U.S. Postal Service.
The bill from Senators Heidi Heitkamp, Jon Tester, Claire McCaskill and Gary Peters would speed up delivery times that the postal service has rolled back.
It would also stop the service from closing any more mail processing centers for two years.
The postal service has cut hours or shutdown rural post offices altogether as it continues to lose billions of dollars each year.
“The standards have been diminished to the point where people are shocked at how bad their delivery system is. It’s not the employees its systematic management its management decisions that have been made in Washington, D.C,” says Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.
Heitkamp says she’s received more than 200 stories about mail problems through an initiative she set up last year.