Senate bill could close small post offices


There's a bill coming up in the Senate that would make it easier to close small rural post offices like Rhinecliff's.  Bill S3831 would eliminate the restriction against closing a post office for solely economic reasons.  That means the Postal Service could set up something like a "closing panel" that would have the power to close any post office it deemed uneconomical.  It would probably mean closing thousands of small rural post offices.  You can read more about the bill and what it would do in this article.