Spending Bill Preserves Six-Day Delivery But Doesn’t Forbid Consolidatons



The $1.01 trillion spending bill crafted by lawmakers to avoid a government shutdown keeps the rider that requires the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail six days a week, but doesn’t forbid the USPS from going ahead with plans to consolidate and/or close more mail processing facilities. The bill only “encourages” the USPS to complete required analysis in advance of proposed closings. The bill also requires the Postmaster General to submit a report within 90 days to the House and Senate on postal worker safety. The bill notes there have been 130 robberies and 330 assaults against postal workers since October 2011.