The U.S. Postal Service said it is looking for someone to deliver a solution to its money problems as the agency nears default.
The postmaster general said if something isn’t done about the agency’s $9 billion deficit by Sept. 30, the U.S. Postal Service will default on a $5.5 billion payment to the treasury.
Rep. Elijah Cummings said lawmakers are working on a solution.
“We realize that the post office affects every single one of our constituents,” Cummings said. “All I ask for, and I think the Republicans are joining me, based on some conversations that we’ve had just this morning, is that we’re going to try to get an extension so we all don’t have to kick this can down the road.”
The U.S. Postal Service is proposing to close 3,700 post offices nationwide.
Eight locations in Baltimore City are on that list, including Druid Station on Pennsylvania Avenue and Market Center near Lexington Market.