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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Green Supports Local Post Offices Remaining Open

February 22, 2012
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Gene Green released the following statement in support of the United States Postal Service’s announcement today that 2 post offices in the 29th  Congressional District that were on a list of post offices to be studied for potential closure are no longer under consideration for discontinuance.

“Initially there were 5 post offices in the 29th District that were on the Postal Service’s list so, while I’m glad that our Denver Harbor and Park Place offices are no longer being considered for closing, the possible loss of the other 3 are still a large concern for our community.  The post offices in our area are in urban and minority neighborhoods that are growing and still rely heavily on the services at these post offices.”

Congressman Green sent a letter to the USPS Postmaster General, Patrick Donahue, last August regarding his concerns about the initial closure announcement.  A letter was also sent to the District Manager of the USPS for the Greater Houston area last June on the same topic.  Copies of the letters can be found here (U.S. Postmaster) and here (Houston District Manager).