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Press Release Published: May 9, 2012

Issa Statement on USPS Announcement

(WASHINGTON)— House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., cosponsor of the House postal reform legislation (H.R. 2309) offered the following statement on today’s announcement by the United States Postal Service (USPS):

“The smallest 10,000 post offices collectively cost USPS less than $600 million dollars to operate each year. That is less than one-eighth of the $5 billion USPS spends each year to operate its network of 32,000 post offices. To achieve real savings creating long-term solvency, the Postal Service needs to focus on consolidation in more populated areas where the greatest opportunities for cost reduction exist.”

“Under House postal reform legislation, USPS would achieve substantial savings – and improve customer service – by shifting retail access in densely populated areas to less expensive alternatives that offer superior hours.”

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