Millions of Americans would no longer get mail delivered to their doors under a proposal advancing through Congress. Instead, they would have to go to communal or curbside boxes to get their mail.
The Republican-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on an 18-13 party-line vote, approved a bill Wednesday to direct the U.S. Postal Service to convert 15 million addresses over the next decade to the less costly, but also less convenient delivery method.
Portland's district post office told KATU that 394,821 total deliveries across Oregon and Southwest Washington, as far North as Castle Rock, would be affected.
The Postal Service reported a $1.9 billion loss for the first three months this year despite continued cost-cutting, a 2.3 percent rise in operating revenue and increased employee productivity.
KATU went along with a postal carrier to find out what door-to-door delivery means to neighbors and the men and women they see almost every day delivering the mail.
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