National Affairs: Spare That Postman

When Postmaster General Donaldson announced (TIME, May 1) that he was going to fire or furlough 10,000 postal employees and cut home deliveries down to one a day, many a member of Congress thought the Postmaster General was maneuvering them up against an electric fence in an effort to get more appropriations and higher postal rates. Last week the Senate's Post Office Committee 1) resolved unanimously to ban reduction of mail service, and 2) reported out a bill by which the reduction order could be forbidden by law. Since the Senate Appropriations Committee was also on the verge of adding $28...

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