MASON CITY, Iowa – It’s a sight you don’t see every day. U.S. Representative Steve King, is getting an inside look at the Mason City Post Office, and he’s joining in on the route as well. He was invited by Herb Copley, who is a letter carrier and the Vice President of the Iowa State Association of Letter Carriers. Copley wants to show the Congressman around, and give him a look at what actually happens behind the scenes at the Post Office. And hopefully, make him aware of the challenges the USPS faces. “It looks pretty easy to go out to deliver mail,” Copley says, “But I think the Congressman got a better idea of what we do and once he understood what we do than it’s easier to talk about the issues that we face.”
Copley invited King to get a look at what goes on at the Post Office. The Congressman was able to see everything from carriers prepping their mail before delivery, to the Postal Service vehicles, and even took part in delivering mail on the route. Congressman King said he enjoyed his day, and was able to learn more about the USPS, but when it comes to restructuring the Pre-Fund Mandate, he isn’t taking a public position at this point. “I want to look at the numbers more closely. I’d like to compare them to other organizations and what they’ve been compelled to do and how that would work. But as far as Congress just stepping in and providing the funding to fill the hole that’s a pretty big asking today’s world.”
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