The U.S. Postal Service has
backed down from its plan to stop Saturday mail delivery, CNNMoney
reported, citing a Congressional mandate that calls for delivery six days a
In February, the agency announced a plan to stop delivering mail on
Saturdays, except for packages and express mail. The move would have saved $2
billion a year. However, Congress decided to keep that mandate, which has been
on the books since the 1980s, last month when it passed a funding measure to
keep the government running.
In a statement, the Postal Service said it will
continue Saturday delivery until Congress amends the mandate.