Welch calls for improved rural mail delivery
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The United States Postal Service does not get Vermont Sen. Peter Welch’s stamp of approval.
Welch, D-Vermont, is pressing the federal agency to improve rural postal service in Vermont and nationwide.
He said deliveries have slowed beyond recognition, making it harder for Vermonters to pay their bills, access essential medications and conduct business.
Welch attributes the issues to a “profound managerial failure,” saying the agency hasn’t created or shared a comprehensive plan of action to address poor service, staffing shortages and equipment failures.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Rep. Becca Balint, D-Vermont, sent their own letters to USPS demanding a better system in rural communities.
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