WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) released an update on efforts to restore postal delivery in Henderson, LA after speaking with senior United States Postal Service (USPS) officials today.
The USPS was recently forced to terminate its lease for a Contracted Postal Unit (CPU) in Henderson, which has left around 200 residents without local mail service. Many of these citizens are elderly, vulnerable, or otherwise unable to drive to Breaux Bridge to retrieve their mail.
On a call with senior USPS officials from DC and Louisiana, Congressman Higgins proposed potential solutions to restore local mail services in Henderson. This includes extending nearby carrier routes to cover the 50-60 impacted households and contracting with a private business to establish a new CPU in Henderson.
The USPS is currently reviewing a potential lessor for a new contracted postal unit in Henderson, which is considered the most expedient solution.
“It is unfortunate that the people of Henderson have experienced a lapse in local mail service and lost direct access to a post office,” said Congressman Higgins. “Having a working postal service is crucial in delivering life-saving medications and regular mail to our residents. This issue is of great concern to my office, and we are working diligently with Mayor Sherbin Collette and USPS officials to resolve this as quickly as possible. The U.S. Postal Service team was very receptive to our suggestions, and I’m optimistic that we are moving toward a solution.”