Archive for June 7, 2012
In response to the numerous comments and complaints that the US Postal Service (USPS) received regarding Post Office closings, including the many times I shared Iowans’ and my own strong opposition to their plan, USPS has announced that instead of proceeding as planned with proposed closings they will keep small and rural postal locations open for business. However, some Post Offices will operate with reduced retail hours. Despite this change, access to retail lobbies and P.O. boxes will remain unchanged, as will towns’ ZIP codes.
I heard from many Iowans about the importance of local Post Offices and fought hard to ensure your voices were heard by the USPS. This represents a win for Iowans, especially for Iowans and small businesses in rural areas who often rely on the Postal Service for timely delivery of things like medication and business items. Keeping our Post Offices open will preserve valuable services for rural residents and allow our small businesses to continue operating efficiently to serve their customers and keep their bottom lines up. It will also preserve and create good jobs in our communities. From saving on fuel costs to preventing the loss of businesses and the jobs they support, keeping our Post Offices open is key to our rural economies.
My office is here to assist you with any and all concerns you have, so please do not hesitate to contact me whenever you feel that I can be of assistance. I encourage you to visit my website at www.loebsack.house.gov and sign up for my e-newsletters to stay informed of the work I’m doing for you. I am proud to serve the Second District, and I am committed to working hard for Iowans
Iowa’s Second District
John Nichols on Democracy Now! Wednesday, the morning after the Wisconsin recall. John Nichols is the premiere authority on all things Wisconsin. A native Wisconsinite, he has amazing knowledge of its traditions and history. He has been on the ground covering this story from the beginning. His analysis is always informative and academic, it is never pundit-like BS. He is a journalist of the highest quality. He has a point of view, but reports factually and analytically, always informing, never glossing over or using platitudes or he-said/she said. I never miss an opportunity to hear what John Nichols has to say. Enjoy.