WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today supported the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill, which includes provisions to continue six-day mail delivery service and rural delivery in addition to prohibiting closure or consolidation of rural post offices through the United States Postal Service (USPS). The legislation was debated by the full appropriations committee and will now await consideration by the full U.S. Senate.
“For the hundreds of rural communities in Kansas who depend upon the USPS for communication and commerce, loss of postal service would have dire consequences,” said Sen. Moran. “The economic success of our towns depends on our service, and I’m proud that this bill ensures the continuation of such an important part of our daily lives.”
The FSGG Appropriations bill provides annual funding for the Treasury Department, the Judiciary, the Small Business Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other related agencies. It includes provisions to reduce government red tape, encourage economic growth and put a stop to misuse of taxpayer dollars at the Internal Revenue Service.