Congressman Steven Palazzo issued a statement Wednesday in support of an amendment to restore postal service funding and prevent the closure of two South Mississippi facilities.
“Since the decision to close our Gulfport and Hattiesburg processing facilities was first announced several years ago, I have been demanding a justification for these actions and fighting their closure,” he said. “The U.S. Postal Service is in desperate need of improvement; however, refusing to address its structural and management problems as jobs and businesses are ripped out from under our communities is not, and never will be an option.”
The amendment passed, preventing the closure of 82 facilities across the nation.