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WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), along with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced a bipartisan amendment to the “21st Century Postal Service Act” last week that would provide rural communities facing post office or postal processing facility closures with an advocate in the process. Senator Blunt released the following statement regarding his amendment to the postal reform bill:
“As the U.S. Postal Service continues to face serious fiscal problems, we need to consider all possible options before closing post offices and processing centers. And rural communities and small towns in Missouri and across the country that rely on the Postal Service every day deserve to have their voices heard throughout the process.
“I’m proud to work with Senator Bennet on a bipartisan amendment to the postal reform bill that will provide communities facing postal closures with a citizens’ advocate to represent their interests. Through balancing the needs of local communities with the Postal Service’s serious financial challenges, we can work to protect the mail delivery service without harming the rural communities and small towns that make up America.”