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The Postal Service has said it is in favor of a proposal by House Republicans to end Saturday mail delivery and make other changes at the U.S. Post Office in order to come up with money to shore up the Highway Trust Fund, the Washington Post reported.
“We not only need five-day delivery,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahue told the Post, “but I would say, if this was able to help take the angst out of the [broader postal] legislation for some lawmakers, that would help us out.”
The Postal Service estimates eliminating Saturday delivery could save the agency about $2 billion a year.
The House’s Republican leaders, Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, said in a May 30 memo to their members that by discontinuing most Saturday delivery, except for such things as medicine, Congress would have enough money to shore up the trust fund.