Rosen Denounces U.S. Postal Service Decision to Relocate Mail Processing to Sacramento, Pledges to Explore All Available Options to Stop Implementation

Senator Rosen: “Let me be absolutely clear: this fight is not over” 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement after the United States Postal Service (USPS) officially announced that it will move forward with its plan to downsize and relocate outgoing mail processing operations from Reno, Nevada to Sacramento, California. 

“I am outraged that out-of-touch Washington bureaucrats think they know what’s best for our state, and have decided to move forward with this misguided plan to move mail processing operations to Sacramento. As Nevadans have made clear all along, this decision will impact hardworking families and small businesses that rely on timely mail delivery,” said Senator Rosen. “Let me be absolutely clear: this fight is not over. As a member of the committee with jurisdiction over the Postal Service, I will continue to fight against this ill-advised decision and explore all available options to prevent it from being implemented.”

Senator Rosen has been leading the efforts to support postal operations in Nevada. Senator Rosen recently called out Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a Senate hearing for neglecting to listen to local Nevada leaders, businesses, and residents, and sounded the alarm on the negative impacts the plan will have on mail service reliability. She has also led Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV-01) in repeatedly demanding that Postmaster General DeJoy provide detailed information about the impact of his misguided proposal. Additionally, Rosen joined a group of over 20 Senators in a letter urging Postmaster General 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.