Dislcaimer: This press release is a statement provided by the elected official’s office.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An amendment to the 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2011 authored by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) that would require the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to set minimum standards of service and consider alternatives to closure prior to closing any post office, was adopted today by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The amendment would stop the closure of any post office under consideration for closure, including those in Kansas, until the standards of service are finalized. The 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2011 was voted out of committee today and will now move to the full Senate for consideration.
“Across Kansas and America, communities are asking ‘what do we have to do to save our post office?’ But there is no answer. My amendment helps provide an answer by requiring the Postal Service to develop standards of service that must be considered as post office feasibility studies are conducted – while also preventing the closure of any post offices until those standards are in place and are considered in each case.”