In February, the U.S. Postal Service announced their plans to reduce their mail delivery days to 5, cutting out Saturday, to reduce spending. However, the Postal Service announced that Congress has put delays in this plan.
Congress recently passed a spending bill that barred the Postal Service from changing their delivery service. The Board of Governors of the Postal Service expressed disappointment with this new measure but has been left with no choice.
By cutting the Saturday delivery service, the U.S. Postal Service would have been able to save approximately $2 billion a year. This was to be the first step in reducing postal service costs. The bill will remain in effect for the rest of the fiscal year, ending on September 30.