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Postal commission gets 12,000 responses on five-day delivery

By Lisa Rein
Lisa Rein

Eye Opener
By The Post's Lisa Rein

The Postal Regulatory Commission, which oversees the U.S. Postal Service, says it has received more than 12,000 letters, cards, e-mails and faxes so far in response to its request for public comments on the U.S Postal Service's proposal to end Saturday service. The Postal Service made the proposal in March as a cost-saving move. The commission is expected to take it up sometime this fall. "We appreciate having thoughtful input from civic-minded citizens to help guide our deliberations," commission chairman Ruth Y. Goldway writes on the Web site. The commission held seven field hearings on the plan in the spring. (Docket N.2010-1)

• In other news, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is taking up the cause of an ICE agent that the union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers believe was targeted by the agency--and calling for an investigation into controversial arrest quotas. Collins, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, called on DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to look into concerns the union raised last month about an e-mail a senior ICE official sent to agents announcing new arrest quotas. The American Federation of Government Employees National Council 118 has accused the agency of harassing an agent investigators apparently suspect of leaking the information. See Collins' statement here.

By Lisa Rein  | August 6, 2010; 9:10 AM ET
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Congress, Eye Opener  
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