Rosen, Cortez Masto Push to Include Language in Funding Package Preventing Relocation of Reno Mail Processing

In Nevada, USPS Has Recently Proposed Relocating Processing Of Mail From Reno, Nevada To Sacramento, California

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) sent a letter urging U.S. Senate and House leadership to include language in the second FY24 appropriations package to prevent the United States Postal Service (USPS) from downsizing facilities and transferring operations out-of-state without due considerations for the impacts to delivery times, jobs, and local economies. Among the current USPS proposal is the relocation of mail processing operations from Nevada to California, which could lead to delayed mail delivery and job losses in Nevada. In the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV-02) is leading similar efforts as part of a bicameral push. 

“As part of its ‘Delivering for America’ plan, USPS has been conducting Mail Processing Facility Reviews to assess the postal network. While USPS claims that these reviews will not result in facility closures or career employee layoffs, the results of USPS’s reviews push for ill advised facility downsizings, and for moving some mail processing operations to out of state locations,” wrote the senators. “To prevent downsizing of mail facilities and moving some of the mail processing operations out of state without due consideration for the local impact to communities that rely on the essential services of USPS, we strongly encourage including language in the next FY24 appropriations package prohibiting further action until the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issues an advisory opinion on the proposed facility changes.”

The full text of the letter can be found HERE. 

Senator Rosen has been leading the efforts to oppose the relocation of Reno mail processing to California. This week, she and Senator Cortez Masto joined a group of over 20 Senators in a letter urging Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to stop any changes or relocations to USPS processing facilities that would result in job losses and further degrade mail delivery performance, especially in rural states. This comes after Senator Rosen sent a bipartisan letter with Senator Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV-02), expressing their serious concern about the proposed relocation.