USPS backs down on cutting Saturday mail

USPS backs down on cutting Saturday mail

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US Postal Service letter carrier Juan Padilla arranges mail in his truck while on his delivery route on December 5, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

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by PAULINE JELINEK / Associated Press

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Posted on April 10, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 10 at 3:11 PM

WASHINGTON  -- The U.S. Postal Service says it will delay plans to cut Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn't allowing the change.

The Postal Service said in February that it planned to cut back in August to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages, as a way to hold down losses.

But a statement Wednesday from agency's Board of Governors notes that Congress has passed a spending bill that continues the long-time prohibition against reducing delivery days.

As a result, the board says it believe that Congress "has left it with no choice but to delay implementation" of the five-day-a-week plan.

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