Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Maloney Rallies with Postal Workers to Denounce USPS Actions

Jun 10, 2013
Press Release
Demands Congress to Support USPS Reform Legislation, Avert Latest Manufactured Crisis

Newburgh, NY— After touring the Mid-Hudson Postal and Distribution Center in Newburgh on Friday, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney joined postal workers and Debby Szeredy, President of the Mid-Hudson Area Local, to rally against USPS decision to move some mail processing to Albany. It was announced in 2012 that the Newburgh facility would face future consolidation. Since taking office, Rep. Maloney has been fighting to minimize consolidation’s impact on local jobs.

“Like sequestration, previous Congresses have manufactured this crisis by making bad decisions, which have led to the USPS’s fiscal disaster, and it’s time Congress step up to the plate to pass commonsense legislation to fix this mess,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “I’m outraged by the Postal Service’s rushed decision to consolidate the Newburgh facility an entire year earlier than the original deadline and will continue to stick with this fight to ensure that this consolidation has a limited impact on the hardworking employees and their families.”

Maloney called on Congress to end the manufactured crisis by reducing over-regulation and strengthening the long term stability of the postal service. He also called for protecting six day delivery, which is critical to veterans, small businesses, and seniors in the Hudson Valley. Earlier this year, Maloney supported legislation signed into law that temporarily protected six day delivery.

“Eliminating six-day delivery hurts our small businesses, veterans and small businesses and we shouldn’t abandon them because Congress can’t get its act together,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

Earlier this year, Rep. Maloney took the unprecedented step of testifying before the Postal Regulatory Commission to fight for the hundreds of employees at the Mid-Hudson P&DC in Newburgh and has been fighting to minimize any consolidation’s impact on local jobs. Maloney is a co-sponsor of the Postal Service Protection Act legislation that protects six-day mail delivery.