Congress foiled the financially beleaguered U.S. Postal Service’s plan to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail when it passed legislation on Thursday requiring six-day delivery.
The Postal Service, which lost $16 billion last year, said last month that it wanted to switch to five-day mail service to save $2 billion annually. The Postal Service had asked Congress not to include the provision this time around.
Despite the request, the House of Representatives on Thursday gave final approval to legislation that maintains the provision, sending it to President Barack Obama to sign into law.