Senator Rosen, Congressman Amodei Visit Reno USPS Processing Center, Continue Bipartisan Opposition to Proposed Service Relocation

Proposal to Reroute Nevadans’ Mail Through California Could Mean Delayed Delivery Of Essentials Like Medication And Social Security Checks, Lost Jobs In Northern Nevada

RENO, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV-02) toured the Reno Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) to see how the proposed downsizing and relocation of the Reno mail processing operations to Sacramento, California would impact Nevadans. Senator Rosen and Congressman Amodei have consistently opposed the proposed relocation because of the impact it would have on mail service reliability and local jobs.

“Having local mail processing operations remain here in Reno is critical for the families that rely on the U.S. Postal Service for timely mail service, the seniors who receive life-saving medications through the mail, and the local jobs the Post Office supports,” said Senator Rosen. “Today, I visited the Reno Processing and Distribution Center with Congressman Amodei to see firsthand how the proposal to send these operations out of state would hurt communities in northern Nevada. This proposed relocation is yet another example of a misguided Washington bureaucratic decision, and I’ll continue working across party lines to push back against this ill-advised plan.”

“The Postal Service’s proposed plan to move mail processing operations from Reno to Sacramento was made with little care for or understanding of the unintended consequences for Northern Nevada,” said Congressman Amodei. “Just days after the rushed comment period for this proposal ended, Donner Pass on I-80 between Reno and Sacramento was closed in both directions for days on end. It was a stark example of the negative impacts this proposed relocation would have on our communities. I will continue to do all that I can to oppose this misguided plan.”

Senator Rosen has been leading the efforts to oppose the relocation of Reno’s mail processing center to California. She recently sent a bipartisan letter with Senator Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Congressman Amodei, expressing serious concern about the proposed relocation of mail processing in Reno. Senator Rosen also 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. The Senator also sent a letter to Senate and House leadership urging them to include language in the second FY24 appropriations package to prevent the United States Postal Service (USPS) from downsizing their facilities and transferring operations out-of-state without due consideration for the impacts on delivery times, jobs, and local economies.