Montana’s senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus has announced the U.S. Postal Service will delay closures of U.S. Postal Service area mail processing facilities or post offices for five months. In a letter last week, Baucus pressed for a plan that would allow Congress to provide appropriate measures to address the Postal Service’s fiscal problems without shutting down post offices in the meantime.
“I’m glad we were able to secure more time to work together and find a real solution to the Postal Service’s financial burdens. Closing rural post offices and sending Montana area mail processing facilities out of state won’t create the kind of savings necessary for a long term solution. We have a lot of work to in the next five months, and I’ll keep doing everything I can to find the best solution for Montana,” Baucus said.
Senator Baucus has introduced legislation to help the Postal Service address one of the most serious financial burdens threatening the push it into default while preventing the closure of some of the most remote rural Post Offices.