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The Senate plan includes changes in how pensions and retiree health care costs are calculated in an attempt to stabilize the agency’s finances.
It also would impose a two-year moratorium on closing mail processing plants.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee earlier this year approved a bill by its chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., for the service to gradually shift from door delivery to cluster box and curbside delivery. No Democrats on the panel voted for the measure.
Issa’s bill also would end Saturday delivery and would change how pension and retiree health costs are calculated to bolster the agency’s budget.
The Postal Service is an independent agency that receives no tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control.
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