WASHINGTON - The United States Postal Service has announced that it will delay cutting mail delivery on Saturdays because Congress has prohibited the plan.
The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors released a statement on Wednesday, which reads in part:
"By including restrictive language in the Continuing Resolution, Congress has prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule for mail and packages, which would consist of package delivery Monday through Saturday and mail delivery Monday through Friday...
"Although disappointed with this Congressional action, the Board will follow the law and has directed the Postal Service to delay implementation of its new delivery schedule until legislation is passed that provides the Postal Service with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule."
The new delivery schedule would have taken effect the week of Aug. 5, 2013. The Postal Service said it came up with the plan to generate about $2 million in cost savings.
Click here to read the full statement from the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors.