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Postal Service renewing push to end Saturday mail delivery

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service is renewing their push for five-day mail service.

The Post Master General is asking lawmakers to allow the financially troubled service to switch to a five-day delivery schedule.

Earlier this year they pulled the plug on a plan that would end First-Class mail delivery on Saturdays due to pressure from lawmakers to continue a six-day schedule.

The mail service lost $16 billion last year.

The agency relies on the sales of stamps and other products, rather than tax payer dollars, to fund operations.

The Postal Service and Congress remain gridlocked on reform.