Postal Debate Moves to House

Now that Senate passed a measure, there's pressure on the House to beat May 15 deadline for USPS closings.

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.”

Areas of Compromise

Lieberman declined to predict what a compromise with the House might contain.

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