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MO Senator calls for delay in postal closings


Missouri's U.S. Senator wants to postpone the closing of Cape Girardeau's mail processing center and others across the country.

Claire McCaskill joined colleagues from both parties to demand a one-year moratorium on closures and consolidations they say will impact postal service nationwide.

The Cape facility is set to shut down Saturday, April 18 as part of a plan to consolidate services and cut costs.

"As you are aware, USPS faces many serious challenges," the senators wrote in a letter to the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate's Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee. "A number of reform proposals have been introduced in both the Senate and House to address these challenges in previous years, but the Congress has yet to enact legislation. In the interim, a one-year moratorium will provide Congress the time it needs to enact comprehensive postal reforms that will allow the Postal Service to run more efficiently."

The Senator says slowing down mail delivery hurts seniors, small businesses and those living in rural areas.

As we've reported, some Cape Girardeau postal employees already feel your mail service has been slowed down in advance of the massive cuts.

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