CHEYENNE (WNE) — U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., sent a letter to U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy regarding the USPS’ review of the Cheyenne Processing and Distribution Center and proposal to recategorize the location as a Local Processing Center.
The USPS proposal to move Cheyenne’s Processing and Distribution Center operations to Denver would mean that mail sent from one Wyoming address to another Wyoming address in certain ZIP codes would have to leave the state before getting delivered.
The proposal would undoubtedly lead to delays in mail delivery and transfer several USPS jobs, a news release from Lummis’ office said.
“Leaving the capital city of Wyoming without reliable postal service is completely unacceptable,” Lummis wrote. “Following the closure of the Rock Springs sorting facility, I have experienced firsthand unnecessary delays and interruptions in mail service that resulted from forcing Wyoming mail to be processed in another state.
“Any attempt by the Biden administration to say this is about fiscal responsibility is laughable, given the estimated $2.5-3.3 million saved by the reorganization would pale in comparison to the $4 billion being requested for the new FBI headquarters, $3 billion pledged to the United Nations climate crusade and countless other radical left-wing initiatives that waste Wyoming tax dollars.”
Lummis supported the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 that allocated $40 billion for the USPS to modernize the nation’s postal network, not to reduce service in Wyoming, the release said.