USPS Pauses Restructuring Following Pressure from Senator Lummis and Colleagues

May 14, 2024

News – Sheridan Media


United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy recently announced that he has agreed to pause plans to move mail processing and distribution centers throughout the country until January of 2025. The planned changes to the mail delivery network would have closed the mail processing and distribution centers in Cheyenne and Casper. According to information from the office of U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), the USPS agreed to temporarily pause the reforms that would have left the Cowboy State without a single processing and distribution center. Mail being sent from one Wyoming community to another would have been sent to Montana or Colorado for sorting.

Senator Lummis said she is encouraged that the U.S. Postal Service finally listened to the people of Wyoming’s concerns and halted its plans to recategorize the Cheyenne and Casper Processing and Distribution Centers, and that she hopes that the USPS continues to think about the true impacts this restructuring would have on our country’s most rural communities before downsizing any of Wyoming’s processing facilities.

On May 8, 2024, Senator Lummis alongside Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Gary Peters (D-MI) and 27 of their colleague, sent a letter to Postmaster General DeJoy requesting USPS pause its planned closing of processing and distribution Centers, including the Cheyenne and Casper facilities.  On May 9, 2024, Lummis introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2025 appropriations bill that would halt USPS from downgrading these facilities.


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