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Obama pledges 6-day USPS® delivery

Rachel Wheeler Archive
President Barack Obama has pledged to continue the six-day delivery schedule of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

In his proposed budget for the 2010/11 fiscal year, the president said that "six-day delivery and rural delivery of mail shall continue", ending speculation of a cut to a five-day schedule.

His new budget will include, provided that it gets the approval of Congress, funding for free mail services for the blind and for voters who are overseas, a move which totals funds of $75 million.

Commenting on the move by the White House, industry news source Presort said that the reason behind the president standing firm over the continuation of six-day delivery services is that he was "not at all eager to cut back on a service so basic, so trusted and so needed as the US mail".

There was also speculation that Congress would return the $75 billion that USPS overpaid to their pension fund.