Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Jun 26, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Committee, supported a measure to ensure that the United States Postal Service (USPS) provides mail delivery service six days a week. Supported by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, National Association of Letter Carriers, and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, the amendment was successfully attached to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Financial Services government spending bill during the Appropriations Committee mark up.

“Six day postal delivery is relied upon by so many segments of our population, especially seniors and those within our rural areas. We must remember that many of our veterans also receive their medication by mail, and without weekend deliveries, we may be forcing our heroes to wait one day too long for life saving medication. I urge my colleagues to support this measure to ensure mail delivery service six days a week.”

Congressman Bishop spoke during the mark up in support of this measure. To watch Congressman Bishop’s remarks, please click here.