Lawmakers urge restrictions on Postal Service consolidations

August 17, 2019 GMT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Members of the state’s congressional delegation are citing deficiencies in mail service to southern Arizona as they ask that the U.S. Postal Service be required to carefully study any consolidation of its operations.

A joint letter by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally and seven of the state’s U.S. House members asks congressional leaders to ensure that any postal legislation include provisions to require the Postal Service to collect updated data before consideration of additional consolidations.

According to the letter, service in the Tucson area has suffered since the Postal Service earlier this decade partially consolidated its Tucson mail processing center.


The lawmakers say they’re confident that a new data analysis would show that additional consolidation of processing facilities is not warranted.