Postal reform bill seeks to save agency money: 2 proposals drawing consumer anger

SAN DIEGO - The Postal Reform Act hopes to revamp the financially-strapped U.S. Postal Service, which last year posted a $5 billion loss, but two proposals in particular are drawing negative attention.

One is a proposal to stop Saturday delivery and the other would be to stop home mail delivery altogether.  

"Buried in the bill is a section that would create cluster mail boxes for all neighborhoods, and that's just not a practical solution," said local Rep. Susan Davis.

Davis has introduced a resolution to block the cluster box idea and to block any attempt to for the post office to charge a fee for continued home delivery.

For now, the bill has not been sent to the full floor of the House of Representatives for consideration. The Senate version is slowly coming out of committee but with stiff opposition from postal union employees.

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