From a Rep. Nick Rahall Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Tuesday issued the following statement in response to the Postal Service’s announcement that it would delay the closing or consolidation of any post office or mail processing facility until May 15, 2012:

“I have been fighting tooth and nail for months to get the Postal Service to see the light.  I hope this moratorium results in fewer closures, but, given the direction of the Postal Service, it may just result in the shuttering of postal facilities being pushed down the road.  We have to keep fighting to convince the Postal Service that we need and deserve our post offices.”

 The Postal Service announced its decision late Tuesday.  It will continue to review the closure of postal facilities during the interim period, as well as continue holding public input meetings.