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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

U.S. Rep. Lawrence, 30-Year USPS Veteran, Introduces Resolution Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the United States Postal Service

July 1, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) introduced a resolution (H.Res. 518) commemorating the 50th anniversary of the United States Postal Service and recognizing their service to the country. Rep. Lawrence is a 30-year veteran of the Postal Service.

“After working at the United States Postal Service for nearly 30 years, the Postal Service will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s a privilege to introduce this resolution acknowledging the important work of this agency and the tireless dedication of its employees over the course of 50 years,” said Rep. Lawrence. “The agency’s unofficial motto best sums up their commitment to service: ‘Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.’ Now add pandemic to that list, and it’s no wonder the Postal Service is the most popular agency in the federal government. I’m proud to be a member of the Postal Service community and fight to make sure the agency receives the recognition they deserve.”

Fifty years ago, the United States Post Office Department was reorganized by the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970. On July 1, 1971, the United States Postal Service began operations as an independent agency. In the 21st century, USPS processes nearly 430 million pieces of mail each day and serves over 161 million addresses in the United States, covering every state, city and town.