The following is a statement from Representative Raul Grijalva's office
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today (March 7) introduced a bill that prevents the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from closing any post office or postal facility that serves a high-growth ZIP code, correcting an oversight that has skewed USPS closure planning since the announcement several months ago that thousands of postal centers would be closed nationwide.
When USPS officials calculated which post offices, sorting centers and other facilities would be closed, the high pace of population growth in Arizona and other quickly growing areas was not taken into consideration. That oversight led to the recent announcement that the Tucson sorting center would be closed and all Arizona postal sorting would be moved to a single center in Phoenix. Grijalva’s bill would ensure that USPS officials work with the Department of Commerce – which conducts the U.S.