House passes funding resolution
October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives on Sept. 17, 2014, passed a short-term funding resolution to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 11. The measure continues the congressional requirement for the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail six days a week.
Bills are pending in both House and Senate that would grant the Postal Service’s wish to drop Saturday service. Neither bill is likely to pass in this Congress. Compromise legislation is being discussed in the Senate to relieve the Postal Service’s financial burdens without further diminishing service.