WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today released the following statement after the announcement that the United States Postal Service intends to end mail processing in Wolf Point, Helena and Butte, and that they are still looking for a reason to close Kalispell as well.
“It looks like the Postal Service worked really hard to find excuses to close these facilities instead of working to find a way to keep them open. I can’t help but think the folks who made these decisions have probably never been to Montana in the middle of the winter when driving between places like Missoula and Helena is harder than it looks on a map. Everyone knows these changes will hurt Montana communities, but they will also hurt the Postal Service because as their ability to serve is reduced, so is the likelihood that they’ll remain a viable option for time-sensitive delivery. I’ll keep fighting to get them to do the right thing.”