Trump said this month that he does not want to give the postal service the $25 billion it requested because a functional post office would be able to process more ballots in the November election.
The costs of the program is usually pegged at about $100 million a year. Bypass mail is a frequent target of budget cutters.
Alaska’s Bypass Mail system took some punches in Congress yesterday. The chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa, is renewing his attack on the postal system that delivers everything from lettuce to lumber in rural Alaska.
The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to rollback its parcel post rate hike for shipments to rural Alaska, according to Senator Mark Begich.
A USPS inspector general report showed the bypass system lost more than seventy million dollars in 2010.