East County News Service
Photo: Constituents join Davis at a press conference in support of her resolution
September 2, 2014 (San Diego) -- With the U.S. Postal Service already beginning to phase out door delivery, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) has introduced a bipartisan House Resolution stressing that door delivery should not end. Two Republicans joined Davis as lead cosponsors of House Resolution 711.
In a newsletter to constituents, Congresswoman Davis states, “As postal reform moves forward in Congress, this bipartisan resolution would put the House on record as supporting the continuation of door-to-door delivery of mail.”
Postal reform efforts in both the House and the Senate call for the elimination of door-to-door delivery over the next six years. Instead of getting mail at their door, residents would be forced to pick up their mail at shared cluster boxes, many of which are in insecure locations, poorly maintained and far from people’s homes.
Davis says that proposals to end all door delivery are not good for postal customers, businesses, or the Postal Service in the long run. She adds, “My constituents who have to use cluster boxes report all kinds of problems with them, including a concern over ID theft. County residents with door delivery are also very vocal about wanting to keep this critical service, and I support them.”
Click here to view HR 711.