• Sanders leading Senate push against postal cuts
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     | August 19,2014
     

    MONTPELIER — Vermont’s Bernie Sanders and two other U.S. Senators are leading a push for a one-year moratorium on service cuts proposed by the U.S. Postal Service.

    Sanders says Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has proposed to close up to 82 mail processing plants, slow mail service and eliminate up to 15,000 jobs.

    Sanders joined Sens. Jon Tester of Montana and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin in writing a letter to the two top members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to request the moratorium.

    They say both the service cuts and the loss of 15,000 middle-class postal jobs will be bad for the economy. Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, was one of the 49 senators who signed the letter.

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