Tuesday, August 19, 2014Neither U.S. Sen. Mark Warner or Sen. Tim Kaine have received a response from the letter they wrote on July 18 to the Postmaster General asking for an explanation of the business arguments for closing the Roanoke processing center.
This failure to respond prompted Sen. Warner’s follow-up letter Monday, August 18.
In Sen. Warner’s letter to Senate appropriators he asked them to block funding for any additional U.S. Postal Service consolidations or closings for one year, or until a solution can sort-out the issues surrounding the USPS’ plan.
Roanoke’s processing center is one of 82 consolidations identified. Overall Warner said that 15,000 jobs would be eliminated with the 82