Senate passage of an overhaul of the U.S. Postal Service shifts pressure to the House to beat a May 15 deadline, when the organization said it may start closing thousands of post offices and hundreds of mail processing sites.
“I hope it puts a little pressure on the House to act,” Connecticut independent Joe Lieberman, the Senate bill’s sponsor, said after passage yesterday. He said House consideration of the bill as late as July would be “too late.”
Lieberman declined to predict what a compromise with the House might contain.