Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) sponsored a new bill that will help the U.S. Postal Service “meet the needs of rural customers.” A recent report by the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General found that “the Postal Service in North Dakota rarely met national service standards.” The main complaint from the report is that rural carriers are being overworked due to cutbacks.
The new bill proposes guaranteed six-days of delivery per week, as well as maintaining the current processing plants in North Dakota. As the Postal Service faces increased financial difficulties, morale and service have been sacrificed. The bill will attempt to create some stability while allowing for other cost saving measures to continue.
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