U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Rish, along with U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher, all Republicans, brought forward the Mandating Advisable and Informed Locations and Solutions (MAILS) Act to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
The proposed act would make more community feedback a requirement before a post office is relocated and create a formal process for municipalities to ask for additional post offices.
“USPS has, for far too long, lacked the processes to engage local communities and address their needs effectively,” Crapo said. “Idaho residents have rightfully brought these issues to our attention, and we are working in unison to help Idaho’s communities, residents, and businesses have adequate access to postal services.”