HAMPDEN – Maine Senator Susan Collins visited the United States Postal Service Processing Center in Hampden Wednesday.
The senator thanked the employees for their work in helping to maintain mail delivery, an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Collins also pledged to obtain funding for the postal service, which is in danger of running out of money later this year.
Collins said for a state like Maine, the lack of mail service would be a catastrophe.
“As a rural state, we are heavily dependent on the postal service” said Maine’s senior senator “there’s not going to be some for profit company that’s going to step in and serve the rural areas of our state.”
Collins co-wrote a bipartisan letter urging senate leadership to include emergency funding, additional borrowing power and debt forgiveness for the postal service in the next COVID-19 package, in order to be able to pay the salaries of it’s employees in the fall.