Republican Congressman Re-Introduces Resolution to Continue 6-Day Delivery

Congressman Samuel Graves (R-MO) re-introduced a resolution yesterday calling for the continuation of 6-day delivery. Rep Graves introduced the same resolution , H. Res 173, in February 2009  to continue 6-day delivery. Although adoption of the measure would not create new law, it would send a strong signal that lawmakers oppose the elimination of Saturday delivery. The House resolution is a non-binding measure.


March 2, 2011

Mr. GRAVES of Missouri submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.

Whereas the United States Postal Service has announced that it may need to reduce the frequency of its mail delivery service from 6 days a week to 5 days a week;

Whereas 6-day mail delivery service is an essential service that the American people have relied on since 1912, particularly working families that depend on the Postal Service for the timely delivery of their paychecks;

Whereas Social Security is the primary or sole source of income for many senior citizens, and any delay in the delivery of their Social Security checks would make it difficult for them to purchase even essential items, such as food and medicine; and

Whereas reducing mail delivery service to 5 days a week would inevitably cause not only delays in the delivery of mail, but higher postal costs, due to the many hours of additional overtime that the Postal Service would require in order to handle the resulting back-up of mail: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.

13 thoughts on “Republican Congressman Re-Introduces Resolution to Continue 6-Day Delivery

  1. LOL. People who can not do without Saturday delivery because they rely on their paychecks / social security coming better get PO boxes anyway. Most banks are closed or only open til noon on Saturday.
    And also believe gov doing away with paper check soon too.
    Does this congressman get out much ???

  2. I’ve worked for the postal service for four years now as an RCA and I can tell you that the money I make for substiuting and working on Saturdays is not responsible for Postal Service financial troubles. The public, looking from the outside in, think that the USPS employees are greedy but they are mislead by the post master general. The bulk of the workforce cost lies within USPS employees in the upper levels of management. There are more supervisers and managers than there are mail handlers it seem. These highly paid supervisors, manager, and executives contribute little to the actually process of provideing americans mail service. Six day delivery must not be jeprodized because it will eventually allow competetors to move in and provide services that are essential to many americans.(six-day-delivery). USPS is in the process of trying to shelter those highly paid people within there business. Donahue (PMG) is playing politics rather that trying to improve financial strains faced by the Postal Service.

  3. the choise is simple. Listen Congressman, and Senators. ” The USPS WILL close up to 20,000 small offices without your approval. Or you can put a stop to the B S and allow them to go to 5- day work week. You all should be one termers anyway!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I have worked for the usps service for many years delivering mail, and also as a pmr clerk.Now usps are taking routes out of small offices into bigger offices. It is all the clerks can do now to sort mail, put mail into pob boxes and get carriers out on the road.This will delay mail and give clerks more hours getting this job done.How will this save any money.It will indeed will not. think this should be investigated more before they take this step. I am a believer it anything works, leave it alone. Start at the top where the money is going, not on the dedicated mail person.Thanks for listening and you really should listen.

  5. congressman, we do not deliver social security checks on saturday ! if the 3rd of the month falls on saturday the checks are delivered on friday the 2nd.

  6. Let the people who really work, work the six days. Get rid of the fat from the system that don’t carry (work) at all, that’s where all the waste is in the PO.

  7. How stupid! What should we do then to reduce costs? Tell me Mr. Congressman, sir! All we deliver now is junk mail! We could reduce the work force, save gas, etc… by getting rid of just 1 day. Most businesses are closed on Saturdays. Heck, most business are closed Fridays or close early Fridays to reduce their costs but here we sit….waiting for congress to make a decision. Either sh*t or get off the pot! You can’t make a decision and won’t let the post office make one either.

  8. 2010: APWU contributes $1000 to Congressman Graves campaign
    2008 through 2010 NRLCA contributes $13,000 to

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