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The Senate agreed Tuesday to begin debating a broad plan to put the flailing U.S. Postal Service on firmer financial footing but limit the postmaster general's own proposal to close post offices and cut Saturday delivery service.
Republican Mitt Romney is faltering with white working-class voters crucial to his party's drive to capture the White House. That's a problem because rising GOP challenger, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, appeals strongly to that group.
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.
Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with unprecedented cuts to first-class mail next spring that will slow delivery and, for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day.
The head of a major union for nearly 200,000 mail carriers expressed disappointment Monday that the White House has not opposed the U.S. Postal Service's plans to save money by eliminating home delivery of mail on Saturdays.
In a year when the U.S. Postal Service lost more than $5 billion, former Postmaster General John E. Potter still received more than a quarter-million dollars thanks to a hefty deferred-compensation package, a "lifetime achievement award" and a severance deal, records show.
The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday reported a $5.1 billion annual loss, but the figure would have been more than twice as high if Congress had not postponed a $5.5 billion bill to fund retiree health benefits.
Despite the U.S. Postal Service's string of multibillion-dollar deficits and plans to shed more than 100,000 jobs, people are still lining up for a chance to work at the nation's mail service.