Corker: CR shouldn't mandate USPS delivery schedule

“If this action is carried through, Congress will be hamstringing the Postal Service, hastening its demise and probably adding additional financial burdens to U.S. taxpayers.” 

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Donahoe has said that ending Saturday letter delivery would save around $2 billion a year, as the agency looks to shave a projected $20 billion gap in their bottom line. 

The postmaster general has some support from GOP lawmakers for moving forward with his plan, but members on both sides of the aisle have questioned whether he has the authority to go ahead. 

The House passed the spending measure, known as a continuing resolution, on Wednesday. The legislation, which would stave off a government shutdown later this month, now heads to the Senate.