KTTC

By Tom Overlie

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) –Some possible relief for many who’ve been frustrated with delays through the United States Postal Service.

Senator Amy Klobuchar is announcing the passage of bipartisan legislation to improve the efficiency of the postal service. It’s called the Postal Service Reform Act. The legislation will bolster the service’s long-term financial stability and help address delivery delays, especially for thousands of rural branches that face the threat of closing.

Senator Klobuchar says, “This is going to put us on strong financial footing. Yes, you’ll have different hours at different locations. We don’t want to close post offices down and if it happens there is a good reason it’s closed down.”

The Reform Act will eliminate certain funding requirements that Senator Klobuchar says have hurt the postal service financially as well as integrate postal worker retirees’ health care with Medicare. Together, the two reforms would save USPS more than 49-billion dollars.

The legislation has passed the Senate and awaits President Biden’s signature.

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