Kimberly Willingham (202) 225-3035
February 24, 2012
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the decision made by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to move Tyler and Lufkin processing operations to plants in various other cities in Texas and Louisiana:
“It is exceedingly frustrating to hear the news that the U.S. Post Office may be closing the Tyler and Lufkin processing plants. These plants are so important to delivering the mail in a timely manner, while avoiding vast added expenses to sending a letter in east Texas. What some of the USPS bureaucrats don’t understand is that when they make it more difficult to send a letter efficiently and quickly, they diminish the amount of revenue that will come in. The bottom line is that the closure of these facilities will ultimately hurt the U.S. Postal Service. The best move they could make is to eliminate most of the top and mid-level bureaucrats, who do not help mail get delivered but just come up with these ridiculous decisions.”
Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.
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