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Government backing off on Saturday delivery decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C., (KNOE 8 News) - The U.S. Postal Service says it will delay plans to cut Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn't allowing the change.

The Postal Service said in February that this coming August, it was going to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages, as a way to hold down losses.

But a statement today from the agency's Board of Governors notes that Congress has passed a spending bill that continues the long-time prohibition against reducing delivery days.

As a result, the board says it believe that Congress "has left it with no choice but to delay implementation" of the five-day-a-week plan.

 

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