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Topic - David E. Williams
Just days after top U.S. Postal Service officials said they were moving ahead to close mail sorting facilities nationwide, the agency halted the plans Tuesday amid pressure from members of Congress.
The U.S. Postal Service moved to change first-class mail delivery standards for the first time in decades, seeking to end next-day delivery for letters, a grim reminder of the need to save the nation's mail service, one lawmaker said.
David E. Williams, vice president for network operations at the Postal Service, announced at a news briefing that the mail service was ending overnight delivery of first-class mail and moving ahead to shut down about half of its 461 mail sorting facilities.
"Our network is simply too big to handle the revenues that are coming in and, more importantly, way too big for what we're projecting in the future," David E. Williams, vice president for network operations at the Postal Service, said Monday.