Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) released this statement following the Senate’s passage of legislation to reform and modernize the United States Postal Service:
This legislation isn’t perfect, but it does address the need put the Postal Service on a more stable fiscal path without putting services in rural communities in jeopardy. I helped include important changes to this bill that make it harder for the Postal Service to close rural post offices and protects regional overnight mail delivery for three years. These changes will save jobs and protect the interests of rural states like South Dakota. Now that the Senate has acted and prevented drastic cuts in service, the House of Representatives should pass this bipartisan bill.