Udall backs delaying closure of rural post offices
DENVER (AP) – Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is backing an effort to prevent the closure of rural post offices for at least two years.
Udall joined other senators in backing the amendment to a bill reforming the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday.
The Senate is weighing whether to give the ailing Postal Service a short-term cash infusion while delaying most decisions on closing post offices and ending Saturday mail delivery.
Seventy-one post offices are up for possible closure in Colorado. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has also protested the possible closure of up to 43 post offices there. That’s about a third of all outlets in the state.
The Postal Service previously agreed to delay any closings until May 15 to give time for Congress to act.