Senator Claire McCaskill fights to keep rural post offices open

9:07 PM, Feb 6, 2012   |    comments
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Senator Claire McCaskill

Kansas City, MO (KSHB/CNN) - A U.S. senator is fighting to keep rural post offices open.

Missouri's Claire McCaskill says closing postal facilities won't solve the U.S. Postal Service's money troubles.

She wants them to continue delivering mail, six days per week.

"We may need to change hours of operation. We may need to change locations or put post office windows in other businesses. But I think it's imperative that we hold onto these post offices for the small communities around our state," said McCaskill.

The Postal Service is considering shutting down about 3,700 post offices.

The agency agreed to delay the closures until May 15th, giving Congress time to develop a plan to save them.

The USPS, which isn't funded at all by tax money, lost $5 billion last year.



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