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McCaskill Aims for Postal Reform

Sep 23, 2013 -- 5:30am

It has been more than one year since the U.S. Senate approved bipartisan legislation to address the finances of the U.S. Postal Service and keep rural                                post offices open, and the effort continues.  U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill reiterated Friday that her focus remains on ensuring that postal access for rural Americans isn’t compromised.  She says that she hears from Missourians every day that postal access is critically important for their businesses and families.  McCaskill is a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which has jurisdiction over the USPS.  McCaskill has reportedly questioned whether the USPS is taking enough advantage over its monopoly on rural delivery. They often deliver packages for UPS and FedEx the “last mile” to their intended recipients. Last year, McCaskill waged a successful year-long battle to keep hundreds of rural post offices in rural Missouri open and operating. 

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