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no rest Congress to USPS: Keep Saturday Delivery Mailman in Miami on Nov. 15, 2012. (Joe Raedle/Getty)

Congress to Force USPS Saturday Delivery

Nice try, delivery guys. One month after the financially beleaguered U.S. Postal Service announced it would end Saturday delivery in an attempt to save $2 billion annually, Congress passed legislation Thursday requiring six-day delivery. The law does, however, leave room for the Postal Service to alter what services it offers on Saturdays. While it will no longer pick up or deliver first-class mail, magazines, and direct mail on Saturdays, the USPS will continue to deliver packages and pharmaceutical drugs. The Postal Service has said it could need a taxpayer bailout of more than $47 billion by 2017 if Congress does not allow it flexibility in changing its business model.

March 21, 2013 9:56 PM