U.S. Rep. Tom Latham, R-Clive, said Wednesday he will co-sponsor an amendment in Congress to maintain six-day mail delivery for the U.S. Postal Service.
“While the USPS absolutely needs to continue steps to improve cost saving measures, those steps should not come at the expense of providing for the Iowans and all other Americans who rely upon routine postal delivery,” Latham said. “Last year, I joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in sending a letter to Post Master General Donahue explaining how important six day mail delivery is for those who live in rural areas and those who receive lifesaving medicines on Saturdays – that fact has not changed. I am also concerned about any proposals that could eliminate small town post offices or hurt those rural business that rely on Saturday mail.”