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Does Mail Stop During Government Shutdown? What to Know About USPS

September 25, 2023


Congress has less than one week to pass legislation to fund the government, but House Republicans remain divided about the appropriations bills as the threat of a shutdown looms, potentially fueling concerns from some about how the mail system could be affected.

Although many government services will be affected by the shutdown, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will remain uninterrupted in the case of a government shutdown, an agency spokesperson confirmed to Newsweek Monday morning.

“Postal Service operations will not be interrupted in the event of a government shutdown, and all Post Offices will remain open for business as usual,” the spokesperson wrote in a statement.

The USPS is funded through the sale of their products and services, rather than tax dollars. This means their funding is not included in the appropriations bills Congress must decide on by the end of the month to avert the shutdown.

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