Last week, the House Financial Services and General Government subcommittee released its Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. This bill has traditionally included language that preserves Saturday delivery. Unfortunately, the bill was introduced without the language.
The ranking member on the committee, Rep. José Serrano (D-NY), is planning to offer an amendment to restore this vital provision. This coming Wednesday, June 25, at 10 am, the full Appropriations Committee will “mark up” the measure—that is, it will consider and debate amendments to the bill.
Your House representative needs to hear from you on the importance of including this critical language in the bill.
To support this effort, please call 202-225-3121 today and ask your House representative to vote for the six-day delivery amendment offered by Rep. Serrano when the appropriations bill is amended by the full committee on Wednesday morning.
Also, tell whoever answers the phone that:
- Ending Saturday delivery would do more harm than good by driving away business and revenue. Eliminating delivery services also would hurt every American throughout our country in communities large and small, including senior citizens and small-business owners who rely on Saturday delivery services.
- The Postal Service is the largest civilian employer of veterans in the United States. With a workforce that is 25 percent veterans, the loss of 80,000 full- and part-time jobs that would follow the elimination of Saturday delivery would hurt the veterans who are current postal employees as well as the thousands of future veterans who will be seeking civilian employment.