Idaho Sends Resolution Opposing Plant Consolidations to U.S. Senate

April 25, 2016

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An Idaho resolution opposing mail processing plant consolidations and USPS service cuts was delivered to the U.S. Senate on April 19 – a year after Postal Service shuttered the Pocatello plant.

The resolution, which was adopted by the Idaho State Senate at the end of March, calls on Congress to pass legislation that would “direct USPS to restructure their budget priorities, rethink their administrative model, make appropriate budget cuts if necessary, focus on customer service and acceptable delivery times, and reopen shuttered mail processing plants throughout the United States.”

The resolution was also sent to Idaho’s congressional delegation. Idaho’s lawmakers continue to hear about the damaging results of postal cuts from their constituents and local elected officials. Last month, Pocatello city commissioners told U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) that their greatest concern is the facility closure and the resulting mail slowdown.

Since the Pocatello plant closed, residents have complained about “significant mail delays,” including of important legal documents and medication. 

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