Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid questioned Thursday whether it is against the law for the U.S. Postal Service to stop delivering mail on Saturdays.
“While I question the legality of the Postmaster General’s decision to suspend Saturday mail delivery, this unfortunate scenario could have been wholly prevented if the House had passed the Senate’s bipartisan postal reform bill in the last Congress,” Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said in a news release.
The decision to stop Saturday mail delivery — in order to cut down on the amount of money the agency loses every year — was announced Wednesday.
“Cutting down mail delivery to five days per week will not save the Postal Service from insolvency. This short sighted measure will deal a crippling blow to the millions of Americans and small businesses who rely on the timely and reliable delivery to every community in our nation,” Reid said.