WASHINGTON (LOS ANGELES TIMES) — The US Postal Service has canceled a plan to end Saturday letter delivery this summer, conceding Wednesday that Congress had won a recent legal bout over the agency’s attempt to cut costs.
The USPS had announced in February that letter delivery would drop to five days starting Aug. 5. But Congress responded by adding a rider on a spending bill mandating Saturday delivery. The Postal Service’s Board of Governors reviewed Congress’ decision and determined Congress had the authority to make it, it said in a press release Wednesday.
“Although disappointed with this Congressional action, the Board will follow the law,” the USPS said.