Senate Dems seek to protect rural postal delivery

The Hill - Opinion

By Bernie Becker – July 9, 2015 A group of Senate Democrats is pushing new legislation to improve mail service for their rural residents they say have gotten the worst of cuts from the U.S. Postal Service. The bill from Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Jon Tester (Mont.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Gary Peters (Mich.) would…

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Senate Democrats want Keystone XL bill to ban postal cuts

By Susan Ferrechio  – January 17, 2015 Senate Democrats want to use the Keystone Pipeline bill as a vehicle to impose a two-year moratorium on U.S. Postal Service cuts. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced legislation Friday to stop the postal service from planned cuts that are aimed at closing a budget deficit. It will be up…

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