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Riders attached to the spending bill include language preventing the Postal Service from ending Saturday delivery or closing many rural post offices.

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Shown is a new Postal Service stamp, part of the Music Icons series, honoring musician Ray Charles. (AP Photo/The U.S. Postal Service)

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Shown is a new Postal Service stamp, part of the Music Icons series, honoring musician Ray Charles. (AP Photo/The U.S. Postal Service)

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Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, discusses a plan July 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill to move mail to cluster box and curbside delivery in a move to cut costs at the cash-strapped Postal Service by up to $4.5 billion a year. With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, the tradition of mail delivery to the door could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal in Congress. At left is the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. (Associated Press)